Governor Masari graces special prayer session organized by Katsina Christians
The Katsina state Governor, Alhaji Aminu Bello Masari has attended a special prayer session organized by Funtua zone branch of Christian Association of Nigeria -CAN in Kafur.
Addressing the gathering of Christian faithfuls drawn from the eleven local governments in the zone,Governor Aminu Masari assured that the present APC administration would continue to ensure that justice is done to indigenous Christians in the state.
Alhaji Aminu Masari particularly requested the leaders of the faith to ensure that their followers actively participate in politics to be represented in the art of governance of the state.
Alhaji Aminu Masari said even before the advent of Christianity in Northern Nigeria, when the present set of Christians of Hausa are idolaters, there was no history of violence in the southern part of Katsina state.
He also spoke at length on the achievements of the present APC administration at both national and state, adding that there was need to re-elect both president Muhammad Buhari and himself for the sustenance of democratic gains.
The Governor revealed that the office of special Assistant on Christian pilgrimage was initiated by him as speaker through lobbying of Governor Umar Yar’adua to create the office.
He applauded the Christians in Funtua zone for organising the special prayer session for peace and hitch free 2019 general elections.
Also speaking, the state chairman of campaign conuncil and secretary to katsina state government, Dr Mustapha Muhammad Inuwa expressed gratitude to the Christian community for the support to the present administration since its inception in 2015.
Dr Mustapha Muhammad Inuwa assured that a vote for Buhari and Masari would consolidate on the achievements so far recorded in the state and nation at large.
He said Governor Masari has been just and fair since assuming office in 2015.
Dr Mustapha Muhammad Inuwa assured that the prayer session would help in addressing security challenges, especially kidnappings, armed banditry and other crimes.
The state chairman of CAN, Very Reverend Nelson Nwachukwu thanked Governor Masari for the sponsorship of Christians to visit Jerusalem.
Similarly, the Funtua Zone CAN chairman, Reverend Ishaya Garba Jurau showered encomiums on Governor Masari for granting several rights, which were hitherto not granted to indigenous Christians in the state.
He requested Governor Masari to be granting them rights to be constructing churches in areas inhibited by Christians and allow for the teaching of CRK in schools.
Earlier, the transition committee chairman of Kafur local government, Alhaji Garba Abdullah Kanya said both Muslims and Christians have been enjoying harmonious coexistence for decades.
He appealed for support and understanding to achieve a hitch free polls this year.
Highlights of the prayer session was prayers and choir songs offered by Mata Zumunta and prayers by Reverend Audu Yaro, Reverend Mato Rataya, Reverend Yunana Suleiman and Reverend father Steven Ojapha who represented Reverend Miss Maiyaki.