From Tongnaan Bawa, Jos
Plateau State Governor, Caleb Mutfwang of Plateau has called for unity amongst members of the Christendom, saying Plateau’s progress depends on it.
He made the call during the 104th General Church Council of the Church of Christ in Nations (COCIN) which held in Jos.
Mutfwang while reiterating on his commitment to the Plateau People urged the church to shun division and segmentation, to join hands and build the Plateau of their dreams.
He said “I, as governor of Plateau, want to appeal to you all and to the church leaders that it is time to set aside our differences, and to work on uniting us as a people.
“I desire nothing else than the progress and prosperity of Plateau State and I must confess that at this moment, let’s not deceive ourselves, we are fragmented and divided and I want to appeal to our spiritual fathers to use your good office and help us to bring our people together.
“The threat that is against us is not really internal, It is more external and the only way we can combat the external enemy is when we ourselves have internal cohesion.
“And if there was ever a place where there is neither Berom, Ngas or Maghavul, it is the church; and the bible reminds us that there is neither barbarian nor Scythian, there is neither free born nor slave, all of us are members of one body.
“Jesus is our Lord and God is our father, and we belong to the same body, we therefore must work assiduously to ensure that whatever differences we have in our midst, that we trust God to be able to lay aside our egos so that we can advance as a team” he said
Mutfwang while reminding the Church of its responsibility to the contemporary society restated his mandate to ensure that Plateau works and works well.
“By the grace of God as a government, we are committed to ensuring that we make a difference in the lives of our people.
“I bear on my shoulders a burden that I must not betray the name of Christ, I therefore covet your prayers, that we will make Christ proud, and I will walk the path of light and truth and whatever challenges we ate facing, Gid will see us through” he said.
On his part, Rev. Amos Mohzo, COCIN President while applauding the governor for his strides towards the unity of the church and the development of Plateau, prayed that God will continue to see the governor through.
He stated that though the church in Plateau had gone through series of challenges, it had remained resolute in its faith towards Christ to deliver it.
“Recently, we have walked through the darkest of valleys, facing adversity that has tested the very fabric of our faith, the turbulent storm of terrorism, Lives have been taken from us, some were displaced from their homes.
“People who have dwelled in this land for generations, became internally displaced people within their borders.
“But In the face of this seemingly insurmountable adversity, we have sought refuge in the firm faith that has been the comerstone of our church. We have not relaxed in our belief that our Lord, in His infinite wisdom, has a more excellent plan for us.
“And even amid turmoil, He remains steadfast in His love and grace. We have faced the storm and stood tall, resolute in our collective determination to continue seeking the peace of this land”
Prime Time News reports that communique is expected at the end of the General Church Council meeting.