Governor Caleb Mutfwang of Plateau has urged the state’s people to rise above ethnic and religious differences and channel their efforts toward promoting unity and selfless service to God and humanity.
The governor gave the advice during the dedication of a book titled “History of Church of Christ in Nations (COCIN)” on Sunday in Jos. The book, written by various authors, was published by COCIN.
Mr Mutfwang, who emphasised the significance of history toward the survival of any nation, said the book contained essential elements that would steer the church in faith and steady growth.
“So I pray that God will help us to rise above all the foolishness of tribalism and unite our hearts together; the secret is that all of us must strive to lay hold of God for ourselves so that together, we can bring something to the table.
“I look forward to the day that we will rise as Plateau citizens and pursue the purpose of God in this land, and I believe we can do it,” he said.
Mr Mutfwang, who commended the initiative, encouraged Christians and all Plateau citizens to be united and remain steadfast in spreading the gospel of Christ.
In a sermon, Sylvester Dachomo, the pastor in charge of COCIN Headquarters Church, the event venue, emphasised the need to foster peace, tolerance, and a healthy relationship with God.