By DUMA RANDONG

GOVERNOR Simon Bako Lalong said the input and counsel of the Church would continue to be a guide to whatever his administration will do for people of the state.

The governor acknowledged the immense contribution of the church on the Plateau for the sustainable peace and development of the state.

Governor Lalong stated this at the thanksgiving service of GOSA set 68 at the COCIN Headquarters, Church , Jos Sunday.

Lalong who was represented by the Secretary to Government of the State, Prof. Danladi Atu, maintained that government will continue to rely on the prayers of the Church for the state to remain stable.

While appreciating God for the lives of GOSA set 68, Lalong equally congratulated them for looking back to see what God has done in their lives for many more years of service to God.

Describing his Deputy, Prof. Sonni Tyoden who is also GOSA set 68, Lalong described him as an epitome of humility and truthfulness who has contributed immensely to the success of his administration in the state.

Speaking on behalf of GOSA set 68, the Deputy, Prof. Sonni Tyoden who went memory lane said of GOSA set 68 with 60 males and 30 females that graduated at that time, only 30 of them males and females were alive.

He described the reunion service as a great thing of joy to them and stated that apart from some of them who were from the state others were meeting after 51 years.

Tyoden also disclosed that the anniversary of thanksgiving service would have been held last year but for some unforeseen reasons it could not take place adding that during activities to mark the celebration, they visited their alma mater  and undertook a facility four of Boys Secondary School and Girls High School respectively as well as interaction with staff and students.

In a sermon during the thanksgiving service, COCIN President, Dachollom Datiri who spoke on Christians and Politics II which was the second phase of a teaching programme by the church out lined some key things Christian politicians should take note in the event that they lose in an election.

These, he said they should be thankful and be courageous, maintain a good rapport, never to compromise, quit and to seek godly counsel.

Datiri also encouraged Christians not to see politics as a dirty games as widely believed but that  Christian  to wake up from their slumber and be active participants in politics.

He adviced them to always seek redress in the event that they felt in justice was done them through the just means and when denied justice by human factors, they should take solace in God who is all knowing.

He prayed God to continue to sustain members of GOSA set 68 as they serve him and humanity for the rest of their lives.

 

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