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The Catholic Bishops Conference of Nigeria (CBCN) has assured Governor Darius Ishaku of Taraba state of sustained prayers for peace and development of the state and the nation.

Bishop of Jalingo Diocese, The Most Rev. Dr. Charles Hammawa gave the assurance on behalf of the Catholic Bishops Conference during a dinner organized for the Bishops by governor Ishaku at St. Charles Borromeo Pastoral centre, Jalingo.

The Catholic Bishops from across the country are now meeting in Jalingo for their second plenary meeting for the year, which is expected to end on Friday this week.

Hammawa while assuring the governor of the church prayers for him and his administration said the Catholic Diocese of Jalingo was in full support of his rescue mission in the state and urged the governor to extend his developmental strides to the rural areas even as he solicited for the Federal government support in the development of the state.

The Bishop while commending the governor for his support towards the hosting of the Bishops Conference also lauded the efforts of his wife Barr. Mrs. Anna Ishaku in touching the lives of the people through the Hope Afresh Foundation.

In his remarks, Governor Ishaku commended the Catholic Bishops Conference for choosing Jalingo to host the second Plenary conference, noting that prayers offered during the conference would help in bringing peace and progress to the state and the nation. 

Ishaku lamented that lack of peace in some parts of the state has seriously affected the financial standing of the state, stressing that his administration was working assiduously in ensuring that the people of the state embrace peace, tolerance and harmonious coexistence.

In his vote of thanks, Catholic Archbishop of Lagos, The Most Rev. Dr. Martins Adewale commended governor Ishaku for the construction of Agro Greenhouse and other viable projects which are impacting positively on the lives of the people.