*as ECWA ends 3-day men fellowship conference in Deba
By KATO P. LADAN, Kaduna
Governor Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya of Gombe State has reiterated his commitment to providing conducive atmosphere and freedom of religious practice among adherents of different religions for the sustenance of peace and understanding in the state.
A statement signed by his Senior Special Assistant (Media and Publicity), Ismaila Uba Misilli, said that the Governor gave the assurance during the 22nd Annual Conference of the ECWA Men Fellowship International, Gombe District Church Council, DCC at Deba in Yamaltu Deba Local Government Area of the State.
Represented by the Commissioner of Youths and Sports, Mr. Julius Ishaya Lepes, Governor Yahaya called for intensive prayers for the nation and Gombe State in particular.
He said it is only through prayers that the world can overcome some of the present day challenges such as insecurity and the novel Coronavirus pandemic that has devastated the Global health sector.
He further requested the Christian faithful to intensify prayers for continuous peaceful co-existence amongst the people of the state.
While enlisting the support and cooperation of the clergy and the followers in his quest to build a cohesive and prosperous Gombe state, Governor Yahaya reiterated his government’s commitment to providing dividends of democracy to all sections regardless of political or religious considerations.
Delivering his sermon at the conference, the Guest Speaker, Reverend Habu Audu who is also the Gombe DCC Assistant Secretary, admonished Christians gathering not to use their might or power to suppress the weak but to always seek for the guidance of the holy spirit for them to succeed in life.
The Gombe DCC chairman, Reverend James Dangombe and the ECWA Men Fellowship Chairman, Elder Fatika Musa urged the participants to apply what they have learnt from the conference to improve the spiritual growth of their families.