Taraba state Governor, Arc. Darius Dickson Ishaku at the bethel conference has commended the Christian and non-Christian community for their fervent prayers for both him and the entire state throughout the period of election and trials in court.
The Governor gave this commendation yesterday at the Takum Stadium during the 2016 Bethel Conference of the Christian Reformed Church of Nigeria (CRCN) tagged, ”Behold Jesus Comes Soon”.
Arch. Darius ascribed greatness to God who hand-picked him like the Biblical Jonah and supremely cleared him all through the trials,stressing that the court cases were over now and there was much work to be done.
He reassured the crowd of over 28,000 people of the commitment of his team in doing their best to tackle the current challenges being faced by the people of Taraba State, pointing out that one of the greatest challenges is the issue of over bloated salaries.
He stated that after taking a small sample of 1560 workers, it was gathered that 520 of them were ghost workers and 10 of them have been confirmed dead but their salaries were still being collected by some unscrupulous elements.
He also spoke about how he had been tested by members of Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC), as it concerned the issue of salaries in the state,adding that he was however glad as both the State Government and the NLC had come to a resolve which resulted to the strike being called off.
His Excellency further urged the gathering not to relent in prayers for the administration but remain steadfast,stressing that now he understands the importance of what the Bible says about praying for leaders.
Taking his biblical reading from the book of Revelation 20:11-15, the President of the CRCN, Rev.Caleb Ahima who titled his message, “For What You Have Done”,enjoined the people to be wary of their deeds and use their talents and potentials in the service to mankind.
He emphasized that,the greatest commandment of God is love and decried the attitude of mans inhumanity to man and asserted that such attitude must be stopped for God to continuously guide us in the perfect direction.
The Rev. further lamented the persistent crisis in the Southern part of the State and tasked the congregation to use the assemblage to cry unto God for intervention,so that the Southern part will experience peace.