- The Christian Association of Niger has passed a vote of confidence on the administration of Bauchi state governor
- The Christian body commended Governor Abubakar’s achievements on security
- CAN said Bauchi state under the current governor is the safest in the northeast zone
The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Bauchi state chapter, has endorsed Bauchi state governor, Muhammed Abubakar for re-election next year.
CAN made this known in Bauchi on Wednesday, December 26, through its chairman, Rev. Joshua Maina when the Christian communities of the state paid Christmas visit on the state governor, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports.
“The essence of Christmas is to worship God Almighty and to thank him for the hope he has given us amidst our hopelessness.
“We are here today to worship the Lord with you and to thank God for the leadership we have in this state.
“Your Excellency, you are the one that the Almighty has bestowed in Bauchi state as our only leader and we have come back to tell you that we appreciate what God is doing through you.
“This is devoid of politics but a clear reality from the word of God.
“In essence, we once again want to declare the unquestionable loyalty and support of the Christian Association of Nigeria, Bauchi state to your governance,” Maina declared.
The state chairman of CAN also appreciated the state governor for the priority given to security issues in the state, adding that Bauchi state remains the safest among the northeastern states and one of the safest in the entire country.
“All of us know what we were passing through in the past. But to an extent, we have even forgotten that there had been massacres and killings during worships.
“To the glory of God, it has become history now and that has become possible because some people became committed to the reality of securing the lives and properties of people.
“Your Excellency, you are one of those people. And one evident example is the fact that Bauchi state is becoming one of the most populous states in the Northeast because it is the safest and one of the safest in the country,” Maina said.
CAN pleaded with the governor to lift the curfew imposed on November 20 on Yelwa Tsakani, Angwan Kusu, Angwan Ngas, Lushi and Yelwa Kagadama areas of Bauchi metropolis.
NAN recalls that the state government imposed the curfew in the areas after three persons were killed, two cars and two buildings were set ablaze by rioting youths on November 18.
Governor Abubakar said he has forgiven the “transgression” in the areas and promised to consult the security chiefs before lifting the curfew. He assured the Christian leaders that the lifting of the curfew is imminent.
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Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that Governor Abubakar also asserted that Bauchi state is the safest in the northeast region and one of the most peaceful in Nigeria.
In his Christmas message on Tuesday, December 25, the governor pledged that his government will “certainly deal with any attempt to disrupt our peaceful disposition by anybody or group of individuals.”
He pointed out that the key objective of a responsible government is to ensure security of lives and property of its citizens, adding that he will do his utmost to focus on security and the economic wholeness in the state.
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