Taraba State Governor, Arc. Darius Dickson Ishaku today received in audience a delegation of the National Women wing of the Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN, at theTaraba House, Asokoro Abuja.
Gov. Ishaku used the visit of the women Christian leaders to call on Christians all over the county to stand firm in solidarity with Christians who are being killed all over the country.
He decried the current spate of killings by Boko Haram, kidnapping and other forms of insurgency in the country, noting that these crimes were capable of hindering socio-economic development of the country.
The governor emphasised the place of peace as a critical ingredient of development and explained that it was for this reason that the Open Grazing Restriction law was passed by the Taraba State government under his watch.He said the law was meant to ensure peaceful relationship between farmers and herders.
He told the visiting women Christian leaders about the country’s need for prayers and urged them not to relent in praying for peace in whole country.
He said the problem with Christian groups in the country is that they were not united in a manner that they could speak and act decisively on issues and urged them to close ranks because the happenings around the country called for unity among them.
Leader of the delegation, Deaconess Victoria Bola Ihesiulor thanked Gov Ishaku for the development strides recorded by his administration in Taraba State and assured that her group would continue to pray for him and his wife, Barr Anna Ishaku, for the good works they are doing for the people of Taraba State.
Also present at the brief reception ceremony for the women was the Wife of the Governor, Barr. Anna Darius Ishaku.