5th Anniversary: Gombe Deputy Governor Leads Top Government Officials On Thanksgiving Service

….. Former Minister Solomon Dalung Applauds Gombe Governor’s Performance

Reflecting on the goodness and faithfulness of God in the five years of the administration of Governor Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya, CON, in the state, the Christian Community has organized a Thanksgiving Service to appreciate God for sustenance.

According to a press release on Sunday, May 26, 2024, signed by the Senior Special Assistant to the Governor on Media and Publicity, (Deputy Governor’s office), Jack A. Tasha, said that the Deputy Governor, Manassah Daniel Jatau, PhD, in the company of the CAN Chairman, Joseph Alphonsus Shinga and the APC Chairman Nitte Amangal led top government functionaries to ECWA Goodnews, GRA Gombe where the faithful gathered and made renditions appreciating God’s faithfulness in Gombe State.

The Deputy Governor pointed out that, looking back at the successes of their administration and the thriving of peaceful coexistence and transformation, they have no reason not to offer thanksgiving unto the Lord.

“By the grace of God, we are now getting to five years of the administration of Gombe State. We have done a lot and we still intend to do more. Apart from road construction, the school of nursing that is under construction will be commissioned in August. The school can absorb one thousand (1000) students. We have also gotten a licence to begin awarding of BSc Nursing. We also intend to increase our primary healthcare centres from one to two in each ward across the eleven local governments to boost healthcare delivery in the state”.

He said the situation in Gombe is just as put by a Pastor who rightly defined Gombe, as “God’s Own Miraculous Blessed Empire” especially when we consider the peaceful coexistence, the transformation and the rest.

Drawing from scriptural provisions, Dr. Jatau urged Christians to pray for those in government, as the scriptures demanded, the followers should pray for those in Authority. He said even if they were enemies, they deserved their prayers since the Bible said Christians need to pray for their enemies.

“We solicit your prayers to be able to succeed. This is in line with Biblical injunctions that you pray for us. As the Bible says ” pray for those in authority, pray for your enemies. That behooves the Church to pray for us the more even if we were your enemies. We are also praying for you considering the hard times now and the need to pass impactful messages you need the grace of God through prayers. Let’s continue to pray for peaceful coexistence in the state which is the premise upon which we shall be able to do more for the people” he added.

While making his remarks, Former Minister of Youths and Sports, Barrister Solomon Dalung said he was in the state on fact-finding of the numerous projects he has read in the media about developments in Gombe State.

He said having visited the state he has come to realize that the Governor of Gombe is doing a marvellous job, calling for a synergy between the state and the federal government so that the development taking place in Gombe shall be replicated in the federal government.

Speaking on the Church and governance, Dalung admonished the Church to see Christian government officials as the Nehemiahs of today, who will spearhead the building of the broken walls of the time otherwise there shall be a gap and things will remain in their ruins.

In his remarks, Former Deputy Governor of Gombe State, Sen. Joshua Lidani, said the event was organized to celebrate God’s faithfulness and His blessings on Governor Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya’s led government and people of Gombe State towards living in peace with one another. He appreciated the Church for accepting to host the programme and solicited continued prayers for the government to succeed.

The Chairman Christian Association of Nigeria, Rev. Father Joseph Alphonsus Shinga congratulated the government on five years of administration in the state. He thanked them for serving the state and prayed to God to help them sustain their services for a better Gombe State.

The Reverend in charge, Rev. Apolos Hassan delivered the sermon drawing his text from Revelation Chapter four verse eleven, preached on the topic ” You are worthy oh Lord”, and stressed that God’s attributes are beyond description as he doesn’t share glory with anyone.

He admonished that God wants human beings to worship him and ascribe all honour to Him for God to be pleased with them and have them form the saints who will be on the heavenly throne on the last day.

Reverend Apolos and the CAN Chairman led the congregation in a prayer of Thanksgiving and supplications for God’s faithfulness and His continued guidance and blessings in Gombe State.

Those who attended the service include the majority Leader and Minority Leader in the state House of Assembly, Hon. Yerima Gaule Ladan, Hon. Zubairu Ayala, Commissioner of Agriculture and Animal husbandry, Dr Barnabas Malle, Chairperson Teachers Service Commission, Mrs Naomi Philip Maiguwa, as well as Chairman and Chairperson of Kaltungo and Billiri Local Government Areas, Mr Suleman Iliya and Eglah Idris others were special advisers on political matters and that of women projects Hon. Joseph Bugu Kwalams and Finney David as well as a former commissioner Hon. Danjuma Mele and immediate past Youth CAN Chairman Deacon Haske Yusuf and General Manager, ECWA Television, Engineer Tony Jonah Nakale amongst others.

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