Gov-elect calls for more prayers as he assumes duties May 29


Gov-elect calls for more prayers as he assumes duties May 29

By Bridget Ikyado

The Governor of Benue State elect, Rev. Fr. Dr. Hyacinth Iormem Alia on Sunday Day called on christians and other faith for more prayers to help him man the state’s affairs as he assumes duty Monday May 209th.

Fr. Alia made the appeal at a Thanksgiving Mass organized in his honour at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Cathedral, Makurdi by the Religious Subcommittee on inauguration headed by Rev. Frederick Lanshima Ikyaan.

The Governor-Elect who recalled the now classical saying by J.S. Mbiti, “I am because you are” said his administration can only be made excellent through the collaborative efforts of all Benue people.

He called for prayers, saying they need God’s wisdom for the promotion, progress and development of Benue State.

Fr. Alia thanked the homilist, Most Rev’d Dr. Isaac Dugu, Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Katsina -Ala for speaking the minds of the common man and also unveiling the position of the Church about his administration which will take effect from tomorrow.

Bishop Dugu while giving the homily called for a strong collaboration and partnership between, the government, the church and the traditional institutions for a peaceful and progressive Benue society.

He advised the incoming administration to remain prayerful and work for the common good of all Benue people, even as he said the Benue people are anxiously waiting with hope that the new administration will use past tenses (I have paid salaries, I have constructed roads, etc and not I shall pay salaries, I shall construct roads) after hundred days in office.

The Thanksgiving Mass attracted the presence of the leadership of Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) Benue State Chapter, distinguished Benue sons and daughters as well as the representatives of the Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Wukari, amongst others.