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Nigeria’s Present Travails Are Stopping Gap – Gov. Jang

Plateau state governor Jonah Jang


Agabus Pwanagba, Jos

As Nigeria celebrates 54 years of her independence, Plateau State Governor, Jonah Jang says the country will overtime survive some of the socio-economic and political challenges it is currently facing.

Jang made the statement in Jos, the state capital Sunday during a church service as part of the state’s independent anniversary.

Plateau state governor Jonah Jang

Plateau State governor, Jonah Jang

According to him, the challenges the country was going through now were not entirely new as other countries had passed through similar experience.

“At 54, when people say that 54 years is not 54 days, but I say that in the life of a nation we are just beginning; some nations are 150 to 200 years.

The governor stated that the Nigerian military including him, in the past fought to keep the country as one entity, pointing out that the present military was still committed to the course.

Jang maintained that, despite that so many people had paid the supreme price in the course of protecting the country, he assured victory would eventually come.

“We must carry our heads high and beat our chest and be proud that we are Nigerians, and if we are Nigerians, we must continue keep this nation as one.

“Boko Haram must be defeated; God allows certain things to happen so that he would take his glory” the Governor stressed.

Jang commended President Goodluck Jonathan’s efforts adding that God knows the kind of leaders He gives to lead his people per time.

“We pray that God will continue to preserve him and to give him the wisdom to continue to solve the numerous problems that this country is going through.

“As we celebrate the 54 independence, we must not forget those who have paid the supreme price while protecting our dear country” he urged.

In his message, the President, Church Of Christ In Nations (COCIN), Dr. Dachollom Datiri said the reason for country’s travails was due to irresponsible leadership. The cleric defined a responsible leader as one who is accountable on all the resources entrusted in him.

The COCIN President after reading different portions of the scriptures insisted leaders must strive to win the people’s confidence through transparency.

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