From Gyang Bere, Jos
Plateau State Governor, Simon Bako Lalong and Chairman Northern Governors Forum said the current challenges facing the nation will be overcome when Nigerians pray and also work with resolve to remove all obstacles to peaceful coexistence, under development and productivity.
Governor Lalong, in a press statement signed by Dr. Makut Simon Macham said the Lalong stated this during the monthly prayer and fasting session held at the Government House Chapel, Rayfield Jos.
Lalong, who acknowledged that Nigeria is facing challenges of insecurity, unemployment illiteracy among others, said there is no need to despair because tough times do not last forever.
He said his experience as Governor of Plateau State in the past six years has proved that it is possible to turn around a bad situation to a better one when there is purposeful leadership that mobilises people across different divides.
“When we took over, there was so much agony and despondency because of crises and other suspicious interactions. We have so far done our best to restore peace but some crises merchants are bent on taking us back.
” We will never allow them because our prayer and commitment will defeat these evil people who thrive in creating chaos. The recent attacks in Dong and Kwi in Jos North and Riyom are very regrettable and we are on the trail of these killers. I urge the citizens to pray and also be vigilant to give us the information about criminals. We will deal with them”.
Lalong appreciated the people of Plateau State for praying for his administration and giving him the needed support to record various achievements and improving the lives of the people.
Chaplain of the Government House Chapel Rev. Monsignor David Ajang who is the Bishop-elect for Lafia said the hope of the world is found in the Lord and people cannot work on the basis of their flesh.
He said dependence on God is always profitable as it guarantees victory over every difficult circumstance such as the one that Nigeria is undergoing.