The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Niger State Chapter, has appealed to Niger state Governor Alhaji Abubakar Sani Bello to appoint more Christian politicians into his cabinet to bring about what it called “near balance” in the administration of the State.
The state Chairman of CAN, the Rev. (Dr.) Mathias Echioda made this appeal on Sunday in Minna while x-raying the appointments so far made by the governor in a press statement.
He explained that the leadership of the Association has met with Christian politicians in the State and resolved to work and partner with this Administration towards enhancing the speedy development of Niger State, and therefore urged the governor to bring more Christians on board in his administration.
According to Echioda, “CAN Leaders had a meeting with Christian Politicians in the State, both home and abroad, at the CAN Secretariat, Minna. The meeting was a family meeting that afforded members the opportunity to discuss issues as they affect Christians in the State, and how to partner with government for a greater Niger State.
“The Christians in politics were also enjoined to be more united and work as a team for the growth and development of the State as indispensable stakeholders”.
The Cleric pointed out that Christians in the State recognised with special interest the appointment of Mrs Mary Noel Berje as the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor and commended His Excellency for the choice.
He further said, “While appreciating Governor Abubakar Sani Bello on how he has attended to this, CAN is however urging him to see to the need of making more of such appointments that will bring about a near balance in the administration of the State”.
He expressed the confidence that this will enhance good governance, peaceful co-existence, and growth of Niger State for which the Power State is known.
He said that the association shall continue to pray intensely for the success of Governor Abubakar Sani Bello and his team as well as for those who will come on board as Government constitutes its Cabinet.
According to him, the CAN Chairman led the other Ministers and participants to powerfully pray for the Governor, Government and people of Niger State for wisdom, peace, progress, and protection.