Benue State governor, Samuel Ortom has lauded the executive secretary, Nigerian Christian Pilgrims Commission (NCPC), Rev Tor Uja for his commitment to selfless service to the development of the commission.
Ortom made the remark during a reception programme organised by the pentecostal Christian community in honour of Rev Uja on his appointment as the executive secretary, NCPC, and for his commitment to the betterment of the Christian communities in Nigeria.
He also commended the NCPC helmsman for bringing innovation that can add value to Christian pilgrimage.
The governor who described Rev Uja as a man of good principles and discipline, called on citizens of the state to be law abiding and support the government in contributing to the growth and development of Benue State.
Uja while applauding the governor for identifying with him and the people of Ushongo, called on leaders to contribute to the development of the state by making education a key priority.
“I am overwhelmed by the love shown to me, I urge you all to believe and fight for Nigeria to keep it together.
“Nigeria is almost in the state of subdued crises, let’s get back to promoting education because so many things have gone wrong due to lack of education,” he said.
He further called on youths to shun all forms of vices that will destabilise the unity of Nigeria.
He added, “You must fight for what is right, influence the land and give direction to aid development.
“The beginning point of development is leadership, let’s stop the rumour and work. We should learn how to listen to our leaders no matter what we think of them.”