Plateau State Governor, Barr. Caleb Manasseh Mutfwang, has reiterated the commitment of his administration to continue to provide the necessary tools and enabling environment for the Armed Forces to effectively discharge their constitutional responsibilities of protecting the lives and property of citizens in the State.
Governor Mutfwang stated this during the Interdenominational Thanksgiving Service marking the 2024 Armed Forces Remembrance Day, held at ECWA Unity Church Rayfield, Jos.
He described the interdenominational service as a divine arrangement, being the first service he attended after the Supreme Court validated his election as Governor.
He said, “This is a service in remembrance of our fallen heroes and indeed, we want to thank God for those great men and women who devoted themselves to the service of the nation and in the line of duty, lost their lives while others were maimed or became incapacitated. Some died in the course of battle, some died as a result of injuries sustained in the course of protecting the nation, and they left their loved ones behind.
“Unfortunately, as a nation, we have not done well in looking after those who have served the nation appropriately, and I am praying that as a nation, we will do better in looking after those who have served the nation.” He stated.
Governor Mutfwang described the Armed Forces as a crucial and critical institution for the survival of Nigeria and called for adequate attention to issues that will improve and boost the morale of the personnel for selfless service.
“I will continue to advocate that the President and Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces will insist on the return to true professionalism within the armed forces and the security agencies, and I am sure when we begin that journey, it will be worthwhile.”
The Governor described the Supreme Court judgment that validated his election as a victory not only for him but for Plateau citizens.
The Director of ECWA EMS, Rev. Elisha McPhilips, who delivered the sermon, took his reading from Psalms 23, saying that as long as God remained our shepherd, we shall not lack anything.
He expressed confidence in the Nigerian Army to end the ongoing terrorism, armed banditry, kidnapping, and other criminal activities in the country.
Former COCIN President, Rev. Pandam Yamsat, offered special prayers for the Nigeria Legions and the Armed Forces and prayed for more wisdom and knowledge to carry on with the herculean task of safeguarding Plateau and the nation.