19th January, 2017.
By Yunusa Abdullahi.
Religious Leaders have been urged to always pray for the unity and peaceful coexistence of the country at all times.
Governor Muhammed Umar Jibrilla who made the call when he granted audience the Bishop of Methodist Church in Nigeria, Lagos Bishop Edoka Amotah who paid him a courtesy visit in his office at Government House Yola recently.
Governor Muhammed Jibrilla said religion plays a significant role in guiding people to the right path.
The Governor stated that Adamawa people are living in peace with one another despite the religion differences and beliefs among the people, he also described Adamawa state as a mini Nigeria with over Seventy Ethnic groups and culture.
He however called on the citizenry to respect one another irrespective of any primordial sentiment, stressing that Adamawa state is very stable and calm at present.
Earlier in his remarks, the Bishop of Methodist Church in Nigeria Bishop Edoka Amotah who is also the Director of Evangelism in Methodist Church Headquarters Lagos, told Governor Jibrilla that he was in Adamawa state on behalf of the Leader of the Methodist His Eminence Dr.Samuel Chukwu Emeka Kalu Uche on a familirization tour to all Methodist Churches across the Northern part of the country. The Bishop said the Methodist Church is always praying for peaceful and unity of the National it's leaders. He then commended Governor Muhammed Umar Jibrilla for his developmental projects by transforming Adamawa state to a city, and also acknowledged the efforts of the Governor in curtailing the insurgency in the Northern part of the state.
Bishop Edoka applauded the Governor for his purposeful leadership in piloting the affairs of the state by carrying everybody alone in his government.
He however expressed the concern of the Church over the recent happenings in the state with regards to the attacks on people in some parts of the state and condoled the government and the families of the victims of the attacks.
Special prayers was also observed for the Governor and peaceful coexistence of the people of Adamawa state by Bishop Edoka.