by Christiana Gokyo, Jos
New President of the Church of Christ in Nations (COCIN), Rev. Dr. Amos Mohzo, has commended Plateau State Governor, Simon Bako Lalong, for his tireless efforts at peace building and reconciliation, which is accelerating development in the State.
Dr. Mohzo, who led leadership of the Church on a courtesy visit to Government House, Little Rayfield Jos during the week, said the governor has done well in administering the State in a godly manner, which has made it possible for citizens to coexist in tolerance and diversity.
This, he said, made it possible for many events to take place in the State without fear and intimidation, including the recently concluded bye-elections in some parts of the State.
The COCIN President said the Church has continued to pray for the governor and his administration, in line with biblical injunctions, saying, the success of the government will impact positively on the lives of the citizens.
Mohzo also used the opportunity to appreciate the governor for his support to the Church in various areas, including the construction of a Library at the Karl Kumm University Vom, and acquisition of land expansion at the COCIN Headquarters Church, among others.
Responding, Governor Lalong said the election of Rev. Dr. Mohzo as COCIN President signifies a new era in the history of the Church, noting that, “Plateau State Government is very grateful for the work of COCIN in not only saving souls, but also affecting the lives of the people positively through education, health and social development.”
Lalong assured the COCIN delegation that the government will work towards ensuring that the Karl Kumm University is reopened as soon as possible to enable students begin academic activities, and pledged his support to the new COCIN President and his executive towards fulfilling the mandate of the Church.