10th July, 2017.
By Yunusa Abdullahi.
Governor Muhammed Umar Jibrilla urged the people of Adamawa state to shun religious intolerance and bigotry for the progress and development of the state.
The Governor stated this when he granted in audience the Archbishop of the Lutheran Church of Christ in Nigeria and President of the Lutheran World Federation Most Reverend Musa Panti Filibus who paid him a courtesy visit at Government House Yola.
While congratulating the Archbishop Musa Panti Filibus over his appointment as the present of Lutheran World Federation, Governor Muhammed Jibrilla assured that government will collaborate with the LCCN in addressing the problems of Religious Teachers and Instructors in public schools in the state.
The Governor also assured that government will look into the issue of reconstruction of worship places destroyed by the insurgents in the Northern part of the state and urged the citizens to be united and promote peace and harmony.
He however charged religious leaders to preach for the peaceful coexistence of the people of the state and the country at large, and urged them to pray for the quick recovery of President Muhammadu Buhari's health.
In his remarks the Archbishop of the Lutheran Church of Christ in Nigeria and President of the Lutheran World Federation Most Reverend Musa Panti Filibus acknowledged the commitment of the present administration under Governor Muhammed Umar Jibrilla in restoring and sustaining peace in Adamawa state.
The Lutheran World leader also commended Governor Jibrilla for his developmental efforts in transforming the state within shortest period as well as declaring state of emergency on Education and Health sectors and requested for the employment of CRK Teachers in public schools so as to restore moral values in the society.
He also assured the Governor that the Lutheran Church will support the present government and consider it a point of duty to pray for the Governor and government of Adamawa state in order to succeed.