Monday 6 September 2021


By: Valentine Adese (JP),

Plateau State Governor, Simon Bako Lalong on Sunday, 5th September 2021, while attending Mass at the Church of Immaculate Conception Shendam, reminded the worshiper, the people of Plateau and Nigeria at large, that, security is a joint responsibility and that everybody must be vigilant.

The governor also used the opportunity to again, call for more prayers for the peace and security of Plateau State and the unity of Nigeria.

According to a press statement signed by Dr. Makut Macham, the Director of press to Governor Lalong, the Governor said the recent unfortunate developments in the State have been largely contained, but more work needs to be done to prevent reoccurrence hence, “the need for prayers and vigilance by all citizens”.

Adding that, “He thanked the Church for consistently upholding the Government in prayers and also offering advises and solutions to the challenges of the State including insecurity”.

Lalong said the Church has also contributed a lot in educating citizens and sanitizing them towards embracing peace, promoting harmony and showing love to people of various backgrounds.

“He reminded worshippers that security is a joint responsibility which requires the collaboration of citizens, Government and law enforcement agencies who must always unite against criminals”. The statement stated.

In a Homily, Rev. Bulus Diarshap, charged Christians to be alive to their duties as believers by showing compassion, mercy and consideration for one another. He said lack of adherence to the examples of Jesus Christ to love and respect the sanctity of lives is responsible for most of the crises in the world.

Parish Priest, Rev. Father Michael Kelong appreciated the Governor’s visit to the Church and promised that the congregation will continue to uphold him in prayer as well as offer advice on matters that require counsel.

Member representing Shendam Constituency at the Plateau State House of Assembly Hon. Livinus Kwapfuan and the Chairman, Shendam LGA Hon. Alex Naantuam accompanied the Governor to the Church service.

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