By: Yusuf Umar
The Adamawa State Government has wished Nigerians peace, Joy and Grace of God as the Country is set to mark her 60th inIndependence Day on the 1st of October, 2020.
The Deputy Governor, Chief Crawther Seth conveyed the message at the Prayer and Thanksgiving Service for Nigeria at 60 organised by the Government House Chapel, Yola today.
While congratulating Nigerians on behalf of the State Government, He was courageous that things will get better amidst challenges. He said challenges is part of the process of development, hence the need for citizens to always be optimistic and prayerful becomes very essential.
The State Chairman, Christian Association of Nigeria CAN, Bishop Stephen Dami Mamza also advocates for prayers and encouraged the congregation not to be deterred by challenges, rather stand firm. Bishop Mamza however, used the avenue to thank the Fresh Air Government for giving the citizens a sense of belonging, reiterating that there is light at the end of the tunnel.
Reverend Leonard Zadon had earlier in a sermon took a scriptural reading from the Holy book of Joel 3:9, advising the congregation to prepare and remain strong in faith so as to over come the trials that come their way.
Other speakers maintained that the country has come a long way, stressing that the anniversary is a time to have a sober reflection. They tasked the ethnic nationalities especially in Adamawa to see reason to unite and live peacefully, adding that despite challenges, Nigeria is waxing stronger.
Other dignitaries at the event include; the Chief of Staff to the Governor, Professor Maxwell Gidado SAN, Head of Service Dr. Edgar Amos Sunday, some Hon. Commissioners, Religious leaders among other top Government functionaries.