From Yakubu Mustapha Minna
The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Niger State Chapter, has appealed to Governor Abubakar Sani Bello to appoint more Christian politicians to bring about near balance in his administration.
The state Chairman of CAN, the Rev. (Dr.) Mathias Echioda made the call yesterday at a press briefing at the CAN Secretariat, Minna.
He explained that the leadership of the Association has met with Christian politicians in the state and resolved to work and partner with this administration towards enhancing the speedy development of Niger State.
According to him, “CAN Leaders had a meeting with Christian Politicians in the State, both home and abroad, at the CAN Secretariat, Minna. The meeting was a family meeting that afforded members the opportunity to discuss issues as they affect Christians in the state, and how to partner with government for a greater Niger State.
The Christians in politics were also enjoined to be more united and work as a team for the growth and development of the state as indispensable stakeholders.”
He stated that Christians in the state recognised with special interest the appointment of Mrs Mary Noel Berje as the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor and commended His Excellency for the choice.
The cleric however expressed the confidence that this will enhance good governance, peaceful co-existence, and growth of Niger State for which the Power State is known.
He said that the association shall continue to pray intensly for the success of Governor Abubakar Sani Bello and his team as well as for those who will come on board as government constitutes its cabinet.
According to him, the CAN Chairman led the other Ministers and participants to powerfully pray for the Governor, Government and people of Niger State — for wisdom, peace, progress, and protection.