By Palang Kasmi
Governor Simon Bako Lalong of Plateau State has witnessed the official assumption of office of Rev. Yakubu Pam as the Executive Secretary, Nigerian Christian Pilgrims Commission (NCPC).
Lalong congratulated Rev. Pam on his appointment and urged him do all that is possible in delivering on his mandate in service to the country.
Lalong said “this is a national assignment that requires you to be broad- minded, courageous and honest. The President has confidence in you, I have confidence in you and the people of Plateau State know your antecedents as a man of God and committed peace maker. This is the time for you to show the light in you and make the body of Christ proud. I appeal to you not to discriminate or be selective. Nigerian Christians are looking up to you to give them the pilgrimage experience that brings them closer to God and boosts their faith”.
Gbong Gwom Jos and Chairman, Plateau State Council of Traditional Rulers Jacob Gyang Buba, said the people of Plateau State and all Christians will support him with prayers and counsel to ensure that he succeeds.
President, Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) Rev. Dr. Samson Ayokunle represented by ECWA President Rev. Panya Baba said the appointment of Rev. Pam is well recieved as he has a rich pedigree of promoting the gospel and promoting peaceful coexistence among different people and faiths.
Rev. Pam said he was humbled by the show of love and encouragement by all Nigerians particularly eminent sons and daughters of Plateau who have expressed tremendous support and goodwill since his appointment was announced.
He thanked Governor Lalong for standing by him and President Muhammadu Buhari for the opportunity to serve the nation and pledged to do his best in the service of God.