By Barnabas Augustine
Governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri of Adamawa State, Rt.Hon Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri has congratulated His Grace The Archbishop of the Lutheran Church of Christ in Nigeria, Most Reverend Musa Panti Filibus, Ph.D. on his re-election as Archbishop for another five year tenure.
In a statement signed by Governor Fintiri’s Press Secretary, Humwashi Wonosikou said the governor congratulated the archbishop and wish him a successful tenure. The statement reads in parts; "I congratulate you heartily and wish you a successful tenure. I am optimistic that you would continue to provide great leadership to the Church, and looking forward to your continues belief in the unity and progress of Adamawa State". “While also looking forward to a continues working relationship with the LCCN Spiritual leader, Governor Fintiri encouraged Archbishop Filibus to work with other religious leaders to confront the evils of the times ravaging the nation.
"I am hopeful that you will continue to use your knowledge and bring your experience and friendship to bear on the peace-building efforts of the government".
While wishing Archbishop Musa Filibus well and the very best, the Governor described him as a "Man of God who is experienced not only in pastoral work and ecunemism, but also wider leadership qualities and peace building initiatives. Little wonder you are trusted with leading Lutheran faithful across the world as President of the Lutheran World Federation". He said.
Archbishop Musa Panti Filibus was re-elected Archbishop on Thursday November 24th by the house of Clergy and representatives from the nine Dioceses of the Church.