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Plateau Govt to host Anglican Church Provincial Standing Committee in 2022

by Christiana Gokyo, Jos

Bishop Kwashi (seated right) delivering his message during the visit to Governor Simon Lalong at Government House Little Rayfield, Jos.

Plateau State has been given the hosting rights to host the Anglican Church Provincial Standing Committee scheduled to hold in 2022. 

The Anglican Archbishop of Jos, Most Rev. Dr. Benjamin Kwashi, announced this during the week at a courtesy visit to Governor Simon Bako Lalong at the Government House, Rayfield Jos. 

He said the delegation was at the Government House to brief the governor on the hosting rights for the event scheduled for September, 2022, and also solicit the support of the government towards hosting the event, which will draw participants from within and outside the country. 

Archbishop Kwashi also emphasized the need for the Plateau State Government to build on the legacies of Christian missionaries, who brought the gospel and founded schools, hospitals and other social welfare and empowerment programmes. 

He also appealed to the government to consider immortalizing famous sons of Plateau State, who served the State and Nigeria with zeal. This he said was necessary for the younger generation to know the great strides of the personalities and also learn from them. 

Some of those he recommended for honour include: Late Archbishop G.G. Ganaka, Dr. M.D. Gotom, Col. Yakubu Pam, Maj-Gen. I.D. Bisalla, and John Amos Kwashi. 

Responding, Governor Lalong said he was grateful for the visit by the Anglican Archbishop and his team, who had come to show solidarity with the government, having continually prayed for the peace, progress and development of Plateau State. 

He said the State was happy to be granted the opportunity to host the Anglican Church Provincial Standing Committee, a task he assured the State will support to bring to fulfillment, and commended the Church for not only praying for the peace and prosperity of the State, but also offering valuable counsel to the Government. 

Lalong also congratulated the Archbishop for the miracle of healing having been declared cancer-free after undergoing treatment for close to a year. 

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