Gov Bello solicit for prayers, promise more dividend of democracy

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SECOND TERM : Gov Bello solicit for prayers, promise more dividend of democracy.

Kogi State Governor Alhaji Yahaya Bello on Saturday evening promised to bring the best of his abilities to work for the people of the state during his second tenure, soliciting for prayers, intercession and support from the Christian community and the entire people of the state.

Governor Bello gave the assurance on Saturday night during a Maiden Christmas Carol Service at the newly built ‘Chapel of Peace and Unity’ in Government House, Lokoja.

Represented by his Deputy , Edward Onoja, the governor promised to consolidate on his numerous achievements recorded in the last four years , stressing that his administration believe in Kogi first, before tribe or tongue or social class.

He thanked God for the privilege to build a house of worship for God, while welcoming worshippers with overwhelming joy and a deep sense of satisfaction.

The governor noted that the significance of the Chapel did not only lie in its purpose as a place of worship for Christians, but also a symbol of unity, access and inclusion which his Administration had worked to guarantee for all Kogites in the State’s public institutions.

”When we did the ground breaking ceremony for this lovely edifice on 22 July, 2019 (just 5 months ago) we promised to finish the work in December. Thank God for His help, it is not only finished, but in use.

‘I thank the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) in Kogi and at national level for standing solidly with us in the actualisation of this project. It is my prayer that God will bless CAN and continue to increase her capacity to positively influence good governance, peace and righteousness in Nigeria.

”We are grateful to God Almighty for His Gift of Jesus Christ which is the reason for the Christmas Season and we thank Him for His Help and Presence which we have been celebrating tonight,” Bello said.

Bello appreciated his Deputy, Onoja, for sacrificing everything to see the work completed on time, and pray God to bestow a special blessings on him for his tireless labour of love.

In his short exhortation, the State’s CAN Chairman, Dr. John Ibenu, commended the governor for the gesture, adding that the message of Christmas is a message of the love of God to mankind.

Reading from the Bible in the book of John 3:16 and 1 John 3:5, the Bishop said God gave Jesus to take away our sins, while emphasising that the current happenings around the world were indications and assurance that Jesus is coming again and about to come.

”We live in an age where people make mockery of sins; sin is a sickness but Jesus is the cure”.

He, therefore, urged the people to take God first all they do, and examine their lives to see if they were standing right with God, and called for genuine repentance.

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