Newly sworn-in Chairman of the Christian Association of
Nigeria (CAN) in Plateau, Rev. Fr. Polycap Lubo, has given an assurance
to strengthen peace in the state to fast track development.
Lubo gave the assurance during his inauguration on Sunday in Jos at St. Michael’s Catholic Church Anguldi, Zawang.
He said the association would work with critical stakeholders such as
traditional and community leaders to consolidate on peace efforts in
He decried the killings in Plateau and other parts of the North,
saying the association would not be silent on the killings, irrespective
of their religion.
“Peace is a major requirement for any meaningful development,” Lubo said.
The cleric thanked security agencies for protecting lives and
property and urged them not to relent in their commitment especially, as
the new leadership of CAN in Plateau commenced duties.
In his remark, the outgoing Chairman of CAN in the state, Rev. Soja
Bewerang, urged the new leadership to be careful in engaging in
politics, saying they must be objective in their service to humanity.
Bewerang said issues of tribalism, denominations and religion always
occurred during electioneering period, saying the new leaders should be
cautious not to be dragged into such situations, as it would tear them
He appreciated Plateau Government for supporting the association
during his tenure and sought for more support for the new leadership in
order to strengthen peace and unity in the state.
Speaking at the event, the Governor of Plateau, Simon Lalong, urged
the new officials to be selfless by working in the interest of Plateau
Represented by his Deputy, Prof Sonni Tyoden, Lalong promised to give
them the moral support and enabling environment to discharge their
duties and work for peace and unity in Plateau.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that a former Speaker of the
House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, was in attendance and urged
the new officials to always stand for truth, devoid of any bias. (NAN)