Jang commends religious leaders for role in entrenching peace

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PANKSHIN – Gov. Jonah Jang Plateau on Thursday commended clergy for role in enthroning peace in and as a whole.

gave commendation in Pankshin, Plateau, at Episcopal ordination and installation Michael Gokum as the first Catholic Bishop Pankshin Diocese.

The ceremony was held at the Pankshin mini Stadium.

Jang said that since the time crises started in the more than a decade ago, clergies had been using offices peace and unity among the people,

“It is in recognition of laudable contributions the entrenchment of peace in our nation that the government always associates with the activities of the clergies,’’ he said.

The said that apart from offering intense and fatherly counsel governments and people of the country, the clergies had been supportive on all sides.

He called on the people of Plateau to be God-fearing and to pray for total restoration of peace in the state for meaningful growth and development to take place.

The expressed the hope that the insecurity challenges facing the nation would soon be a thing of the past, saying, “Our God neither sleeps nor slumbers.’’

Also speaking, the Archbishop of , Bishop Ignatius Kaigama, said that was on the path of socio- development in spite of the challenges it was facing.

The installation of Gokum attracted many clergies across the country, government officials and well-wishers from in and outside Plateau. (NAN)