By Ralph Madugu
Anglican Bishop of Jos, Most Rev. Dr. Benjamin Argak Kwashi, has disclosed that Plateau State will host the Anglican Church Provincial Standing Committee in 20222. He disclosed this during a courtesy visit to Gov. Simon Bako Lalong of Plateau State at the Government House in Jos.
The cleric, who was in company of other elders of the Diocese, said they were at the Government House to brief him on the hosting right that has been granted to the Diocese to host one of the biggest gathering of the Anglican Church in September 2022.
Bishop Kwashi added that the delegation was also at the Government House to solicit for the support of government towards successfully hosting the gathering which would bring together participants from within Nigeria and beyond.
Kwashi, while emphasizing the need for the State Government to build on the legacies of Christian missionaries who brought the gospel and founded schools, hospitals, social welfare and empowerment programmes, appealed to the Government to consider immortalizing illustrious sons of Plateau State who served the State and Nigeria with zeal. This, the cleric opined, was necessary for the younger generation to know the great strides of the personalities and also learn from them.
Governor Simon Lalong expressed gratitude for the visit and acknowledged the support and solidarity the Anglican Church has been showing the government through prayers for the peace, progress and development of the State.
He said the State was happy to be granted the opportunity to host the Anglican Church Provincial Standing Committee and assured that the State Government would support and ensure its success. He commended the Church for also offering valuable counsel to the Government and congratulated the Archbishop for his miracle of healing having been declared cancer-free after undergoing treatment for close to a year.