Governor-elect Bago, assures Christendom of carrying them along to actualize New Niger dreams


By Hamza Waziri

May 28, 2023

The Niger State Governor-elect, Hon. Mohammed Umaru Bago has reassured the Christendom of carrying them along to actualize the “New Niger” of our dreams.

The Governor-elect declared this today during the CAN chairman gave the advice today during a “Special Church Service in Honour of him and his Deputy”, held at St. Michaels Catholic Cathedral, Bosso Road, Minna, the state capital.

He expressed regret for the way and manner our leaders have turned politics into religious matters when we are supposed to be talking about good governance, regardless of who is at the helm of affairs.

He hinted that some people may not be comfortable with some of his administration’s policies at first because changing from old practices to new is always difficult, however, in the end, we will all be happy that we took the decision.

Bago then reiterated his willingness to work with all Nigerlites regardless of their religious affiliations, however, he would not tolerate a situation where religion would be used as a subtle to serve, as he urged the Nigerlites to pray for his government.

Earlier the Chairman of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) Niger State Chapter, Most Rev. Dr. Bulus Yohanna advised the Niger State governor-elect, Hon. Mohammed Umaru Bago to write his name in gold.

“Elections have come and gone, people have decided, and the Will of God has prevailed, your emergence was ordained by God, therefore, on behalf of CAN, I congratulate you.

You are the governor of all religions, so seize this opportunity to write your name in gold”, the man of God admonishes.

The chairman disclosed that CAN was the right and competent body for the government to deal in terms of the religion of Christianity matters, as he admonished the Christians that would serve in the government to be good ambassadors of the religion by not allowing their interest to make them blind.

In his goodwill message, Barr. Abraham Yisa said it was mandatory for the led to pray for the leaders.

He said, “If he fails we have all failed, but I believe he will not fail even because of his father’s integrity”.

He then assured the governor-elect of CAN’s unflinching support in terms of spiritual matters but for the appointment of Christians into his cabinet, Advisors would do better, as he urged Bago to always accept constructive criticism from the public.