Plateau State Governor and Chairman, Northern Governor’s Forum, Simon Bako Lalong has congratulated Archbishop of the Catholic Archdiocese of Jos, Nigeria, His Grace, Most Rev Dr. Matthew Ishaya Audu on his 61st Birthday.
In a congratulatory message, Governor Lalong described the Archbishop as an epitome of humility, selflessness and godliness.
He said “His Grace, is a man that is well-loved for many reasons. He stands for truth and justice and always speaks for the poor while reaching out to them at every available opportunity. He continues to inspire us all with the word of God and also living an exemplary life”.
While wishing him God’s protection and good health, Governor Lalong said the people of Plateau State particularly Catholics are happy to have him in the State again after his early years of service on the Plateau.
In another development, Governor Lalong has also congratulated Her Lordship, Justice Monica Dongban-Mensem, Acting President, Court of Appeal over her nomination by President Muhammadu Buhari to the Senate for confirmation as substantive President, Court of Appeal.
Lalong who had on Sunday during the Church service to mark the 2020 Democracy Day and 5th year in office at the Government House Chapel in Jos asked the citizens of the State to pray for her confirmation, expressed appreciation to the President for doing the needful.
He expressed belief that with her pedigree, she is going to do the Nation, Plateau State, her family and the Judiciary proud by upholding the tenets of justice, truth and integrity.
Governor Lalong also thanked the National Judicial Council for recommending her and wished her well as she prepares to undergo screening at the Senate, saying he has no fear that she will give a good account of herself as she has done in the past.
He called on the Senators representing Plateau State at the red chambers to give her all the necessary support needed to have a smooth screening exercise.