The Katsina state Governor, Rt. Hon. Aminu Bello Masari has attended a special prayer session organized by Funtua zone branch of Christian Association of Nigeria-CAN in Kafur.
Katsina Media and Publicity reports that, while addressing the gathering of Christian faithfuls drawn from the 11 Local Governments in the zone, Masari assured that the present APC administration would continue to ensure that justice is done to indigenous christians in the state.
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.
The governor 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 levels, adding that there is 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 the APC campaign council and Secretary to the State Government-SGS, Dr Mustapha Muhammad Inuwa expressed gratitude to the Christian community for their support to the present administration since its inception in 2015.
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 and that the prayer session would help in addressing security challenges, especially kidnappings, armed banditry and other crimes.
@katgovmedia reports that the State Chairman of CAN, Rev. Nelson Nwachukwu thanked Governor Masari for the sponsorship of Christians to visit Jerusalem.
Similarly, the Funtua Zone CAN Chairman, Rev. Ishaya Garba Jurau showered encomiums on Governor Masari for granting several rights, which were hitherto not granted to indigenous Christians in the state.
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 session were prayers and choir songs offered by Matan Zumunta and prayers by Rev. Audu Yaro, Rev. Mato Rataya, Rev. Yunana Suleiman and Rev. Father Steven Ojapha who represented Rev. Miss Maiyaki.