By Moses Gbande
Plateau State Governor Simon Bako Lalong has congratulated the newly elected Chairman of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) Plateau State Chapter Rev. Fr. Polycarb Lubo and other members of the Executive Council following their election on Saturday 6th June 2020.
In a congratulatory message issued by the Director of Press & Public Affairs to the Governor of Plateau State Dr. Makut Simon Macham, ANIPR, the Governor said the peaceful election where the new leadership emerged demonstrates the unity and oneness within the Church on the Plateau which should be sustained by the new CAN Executive.
He said “You should see your election as another affirmation of your calling in the Lord’s vineyard as you serve not only those of the Christian faith, but the society at large. You should always remember that the society today is in need of love, healing, truth and justice which our Lord Jesus Christ admonished us to offer especially at times like this. Use your new offices to propagate these and other tenets of Christianity”.
Lalong also advised the new CAN leadership to work towards closing the gaps among different denominations and reaching out to people of other faiths so as to build understanding, tolerance and peaceful coexistence.
He assured them that his administration will remain receptive to their counsel at any time, as well as count on their prayers for God’s guidance in the business of governance.
Lalong also thanked the outgoing CAN Chairman, Rev. Dr. Soja Bewarang and members of his EXCO for their support and prayers towards the success of the Rescue Administration.