Governor Bindow Seeks The Support Of Religious Leaders To Succeed

By Tom Garba, Yola
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The Newly sworn-in Governor of Adamawa state,Muhammadu Umaru Jibrilla Bindow on Tuesday called on all religious leaders to pray for his administration to enable him succeed.

He made this call when leadership of both the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) and Muslim Council of Nigeria (MCN) in the state paid him a courtesy call in Government House Yola.

According to him, I have recognized the importance of prayers, and without prayers, no one could achieve anything.

The governor recalled that he visited both the CAN and the MCN during his political campaign, saying `they supported me overwhelmingly’.

He gave them assurance that he would reciprocate the gesture by working for all in the state.

According to him, I am not a father for all but a child for all.

"As a child for all, everybody will pray for me and care for me too"

Jibrilla also added during his campaigns days he visited both the religious leaders and I received tremendous support from all.

"I want to assure you that I am not a governor for the Muslims nor for a particular ethnic group but for the entire mankind in Adamawa,I am therefore, seeking support from all the people of the state irrespective of religion, ethnic and political party affiliation to support the administration to succeed.’’

Bindow also sought for the religious tolerance among the diverse religions and ethnic composition in the state.

According to him, without peace, we will not achieve anything.

He called on the clerics to pray for the victims of the insurgency to enable them regain their losses.

Earlier, Bishop Michael Moses, state Chairman of CAN said they were in the government house to congratulate him for a well deserved victory at the last poll.

Moses said their role as the clerics was to pray for him and the administration to deliver positively on the people.

In his remark, Utsaz Saidu Sulaiman encouraged the governor to administer the state with the fair of God.

He said on their part, they would continue promote peace and unity in the state.