Photo: Gov Lalong in a group photograph with the CWO visitors
Plateau State Governor, Simon Lalong, has admonished members of the Catholic Women Organisation (CWO) to pray for Nigerian leaders and for the rescue of victims of kidnappings who are still in kidnappers’ captivity.
The governor made the remarks while playing host to the CWO members who had come to pay him a courtesy visit in Jos on Friday, his spokesman, Simon Macham, said in a statement.
“Please pray for leaders of Nigeria. Pray especially for those in captivity so that God will give us the enablement, the wisdom and the strategy to get them released,’’ he said.
According to the governor, women are gifted with “special attributes of being fervent in prayers and interceding for their families, the church and the country, and urged them to pray for national peace.”
Earlier, the Secretary, CWO Board of Trustees, Mrs Florence Agur, commended Governor Lalong for his “inclusive leadership style which she said had promoted peace and greater harmony in the state and nation at large.”
She lauded the governor for being “detribalised and for being committed to the progress of the Catholic Church and the state.”
Agur said the visit was to appreciate the governor for his kind gesture to the association and other groups in the state and also to introduce the new President of CWO in Nigeria, Mrs Mary Gonsun, to the governor as she takes over affairs of the association.
In her remarks, Mrs Gonsun appreciated the governor for donating a bus to CWO branch of Jos Diocese and solicited his support to enable her to discharge her duties successfully.
Periscope International reports that CWO is the umbrella body of women in the Catholic Church. and the women are in Jos for their ongoing annual retreat and prayers.