The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Bauchi chapter, on Tuesday, lauded Gov. Bala Mohammed for building and renovating churches in the state.
Rev. Abraham Damina, Chairman of the association, gave the commendation on behalf of the association, when the state’s CAN new executive members paid the governor a courtesy visit in Bauchi.
Damina, who said that the governor’s gesture towards Christian communities in the state would never be forgotten, also appreciated him for his mass appointment of Christians in his administration.
He added that Christians in the state were proud of him for giving them a sense of belonging.
“We wish to express our deepest appreciation to you for what had never happened in Bauchi State since inception.
“But it is happening now in your time, which is the mass appointment of our Christian brethren in your administration.
“We also appreciate you for the renovation and building of churches in the state, that gesture will never be forgotten by the Christian communities in the state.
“We must confess that the church in Bauchi state is very proud of you for giving us a sense of belonging.
“I call on all the Christian stakeholders to be faithful in discharging their duties of ambassadorship, showing the light of God towards supporting this present administration of Gov. Bala Mohammed.
“Remember that you will give account of your stewardship to your maker,” he said, while also appreciating the governor for the developmental projects embarked upon by his administration.
“These include the construction and renovation of roads, provision of pipe-borne water, construction and renovation of schools, among others”, he said.
The CAN chairman also appreciated Mohammed for ‘investing in the spiritual lives’ of Christians through the holy pilgrimage, adding that he had been helpful in this respect, even during his tenure as the FCT minister.
“We are grateful and praying for more seats, if possible sir,” Damina said.
Responding, Gov. Bala Mohammed, appreciated the Christian faithful for coming out en mass to vote for the present administration during the 2019 general election.
He said that just as his administration was building and renovating churches, it was also building and renovating mosques, citing the Christians in the state as one of the pillars of his party, the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in Bauchi state.
The governor further explained that his appointment of Christians into his administration, building and renovation of churches in the state was to ensure justice and equity, stressing that the percentage of what should be given to them must be given.
“We must give you the percentage of what we have to give you, because you are also Bauchi citizens and that is the only way peace can be established,” Mohammed said.