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Gov Lalong tasks new Christian Pilgrims Commission boss on integrity

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Gov Lalong tasks new Christian Pilgrims Commission boss on integrity


Gov Simon Lalong of Plateau, has tasked Rev Yakubu Pam, the new Executive Secretary of Nigerian Christian Pilgrims Commission (NCPC), on discharging his duties with integrity.

Lalong made the call on Tuesday in Abuja, at Pam’s assumption of office at NCPC headquarters.

The governor’s charge was contained in a statement issued by his Director of Press and Public Affairs, Dr. Makut Macham, on Tuesday in Jos,.

Macham said the governor expressed confidence that the new executive secretary would deliver on his mandate.

“This is a national assignment that requires you to be broad-minded, courageous and honest.

“The President has confidence in you, I have confidence in you, and the people of Plateau State know your antecedents as a man of God and committed peace maker.

“This is the time for you to show the light in you and make the body of Christ proud. I appeal to you not to discriminate or be selective.

“Nigerian Christians are looking up to you to give them the pilgrimage experience that brings them closer to God and boosts their faith,” Lalong was quoted in the statement as saying.

Speaking at the event, the Gbong Gwom Jos, and Chairman, Plateau State Council of Traditional Rulers, His Royal Highness, Gyang Buba, assured Pam that Plateau people, and indeed all Christians, would support him with prayers and counsel to ensure he succeeded in the task ahead.

Also in his remarks, the President, Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Rev. Samson Ayokunle, described Pam as a man of pedigree in promoting the gospel of God.

Ayokunle, who was represented by the President of Evangelical Church Winning All (ECWA), Rev. Panya Baba, eulogised the new executive secretary on his efforts at promoting peaceful coexistence among different people and faiths.

Responding, Pam said he was grateful to Lalong for his support, and the show of love and encouragement by all Nigerians, particularly Plateau people, who had expressed support and sent goodwill messages since his appointment was announced.

He thanked President Muhammadu Buhari for giving him the opportunity to serve the nation and pledged to do his best in the service of God.

Edited By: Nyisom Fiyigon Dore (NAN)

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