By NAOMI SANTOS

The Secretary to Government of Plateau State (SGS), Prof. Danladi Abok Atu, has called on youths to acquire skillful, and however disclose that by next year government would sponsored 20 youths from the state for a Marathon race in Kenya, “reason being that Kenyan topography is the same with ours”, and encouraged them to start training for event.

Prof. Atu made the call recently at the 2019 Annual Thanksgiving of ECWA Goodnews Church, Nassarawa Gwong, Jos-North local government area.

He advised Christians to give thanks to God in all situations, saying “we should also have the habit of thanking God in all aspect of our lives because we need the blessings of God to work in His vine yard.

Atu thanked spiritual fathers in the state, adding that without them Plateau would not stand strong in the Lord, just as he appreciated the Organizing Committee of the annual thanksgiving, particularly the Host Reverend of the Church, Rev. Dr. Ezekiel Daniel Eggah.

He also thanked all the Plateau Northern Zone chairmen and councilors for identifying with the church, stressing that “our strength comes only from God and we ought to give Him thanks in all situations”.

Also speaking, the Management Committee Chairman of Jos-North local government council, Alhaji Shehu Bala Usman, on behalf of his colleagues from Jos East, Riyom, Bassa and Jos South local government areas thanked the church for the opportunity to contribute in little way in propagation of the church, and equally thanked “God for the relatively peace we are enjoying on the Plateau”. He said “we should be praying for the governor and government of Plateau state”.

The Commissioner of Special Duties to the Governor Plateau State, Hon. Irmiya Werr who doubled as chairman of the 2019 Planning Committee of the Annual Thanksgiving appreciated all those that attended the occasion and prayed God t blessed and take everyone safely to his destination.

The Guest Preacher at the occasion, Reverend Samuel Shammah, who took his reading from the book of Isaiah 43:19, admonished believers in Jesus Christ to always give thanks to “God Almighty who is in the business of doing new things in and around us”.

Rev. Shammah said “we should walk with God and working for God which is requiring us to be blameless, humble and obedient”.

He said “there is great need for the Church to address the issue of giving, and especially as it has to do with money.

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