Governor Simon Lalong of Plateau said his administration is succeeding in spite of challenges because of the prayers by people in the State.
Lalong made the remark at a Thanksgiving Mass and Bazaar of St. Monica’s Catholic Church, Rantiya, Jos, on Sunday.
The governor said prayers had guided his administration in restoring peace to the state.
“Even if we are not able to do any other thing, we will ensure that there is peace in Plateau so that people will go about their businesses peacefully. Investors will come and establish businesses, jobs would be created, there would also be more revenue and salaries will be paid when due”, he said.
Dr Kayode Fayemi, the Minister of Solid Minerals Development, who was Chairman at the bazaar, commended Lalong for his efforts in ensuring that people lived in peace.
Fayemi said that social and economic activities were tough in the country stressing that with fervent prayers Nigeria would overcome the challenges.
“Things may be tough but God had a purpose for us and we must give him an opportunity to fulfil the mission for the country”, he added.
Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue was represented at the bazaar by his Special Assistant on Religious Matters, Rev. Joseph Ogezi.