by Christiana Gokyo, Jos
Plateau State Governor Simon Bako Lalong was on hand to witness the official assumption of office of Rev. Yakubu Pam as Executive Secretary, Nigerian Christian Pilgrims Commission (NCPC) recently.
While congratulating Rev. Pam on his appointment, the governor urged him do all that is possible in delivering on his mandate in service to the country, saying, this is a national assignment that requires him to be broad-minded, courageous and honest.
While Lalong reaffirmed that, the President has confidence in Rev. Pam, he equally said that “I have confidence in you and the people of Plateau State know your antecedents as a man of God and committed peace maker.”
He said, this is the time for Rev. Pam to show the light in him and make the body of Christ proud, and appealed to him not to discriminate or be selective, adding that, Nigerian Christians are looking up to him to give them the pilgrimage experience that brings them closer to God and boost their faith.
In his own remarks, the Gbong Gwom Jos-cum chairman, Plateau State Council of Traditional Rulers, Da Jacob Gyang Buba, assured Rev. Pam that, the people of Plateau State and all Christians will support him with prayers and counsel to ensure that he succeeds.
Also, the President, Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Rev. Dr. Samson Ayokunle, represented by ECWA President, Rev. Panya Baba, said the appointment of Rev. Pam is well received as he has a rich pedigree of promoting the gospel and promoting peaceful coexistence among different people and faiths.
Responding, Rev. Pam expressed happiness and was humbled by the show of love and encouragement by all Nigerians, particularly eminent sons and daughters of Plateau, who have expressed tremendous support and goodwill since his appointment was announced.
He thanked Governor Lalong for standing by him and President Muhammadu Buhari for the opportunity to serve the nation, and pledged to do his best in the service of God.