Plateau State Governor, Simon Lalong has congratulated Catholic Bishop of Sokoto, Most Revd. Matthew Kukah on his 10th Episcopal Ordination.
The governor’s congratulatory message was contained in a statement on Wednesday by his Director of Press & Public Affairs Makurdi Macham .
TheFact Nigeria reports that Lalong while congratulating the Bishop, described him as a man of God whose calling has over the years earned him reputation for standing for truth, justice and peace-building in Nigeria and around the world.
Lalong said Bishop Kukah has remained consistent in his love for humanity and passion for the cause of the weak, oppressed and less privileged, and continues to inspire many, especially the younger generation.
He said “your contributions to national discourse and the journey to nation building have been acknowledged through your many years of service in the Lord’s Vineyard, particularly in the last 10 years since you were ordained a Bishop.
You have shepherded your congregation diligently and also continued to point many to the teachings of Jesus Christ, thereby leading them to the path of truth, righteousness and salvation”.
The Governor also observed that the deep intellectual knowledge of the Bishop has stood him out at various national and international fora where he made valuable inputs and advanced recommendations to critical challenges.
The Kukah Centre (TKC) according to Governor Lalong has also driven valuable research and advanced solutions to many critical issues, while bringing all shades of opinions together in promoting dialogue, unity and peace.
He wished the Bishop many more years of God’s blessings, wisdom and protection as he serves God and humanity.