Jos - President Goodluck Jonathan on Tuesday commended Gov. Jonah Jang of Plateau for his efforts at ensuring peace in the state.
Jonathan gave the commendation in Jos at the dedication of a temple built by Evangelical Bible Outreach Ministries International (EBOMI) Jos.
The President, who was represented by the Minister of Water Resources, Sarah Ochekpe, said that the event wouldn’t have been possible without the peace being enjoyed in the state.
He urged all Nigerians to give peace a chance in order to enjoy the dividends of the Transformation of Agenda of his administration and stressed that there was no alternative to peace.
Jonathan commended Prophet Isah Elbuba, General Overseer of EBOMI Ministry, for fervently praying for Plateau and Nigeria.
In his remarks, Jang said that the state had been ordained by God for a purpose, stating that any attempt by enemies against God’s plan for the state would fail.
The governor, who is a Director of Mission in the Ministry, said that the organisation faced serious challenges in erecting the edifice but expressed gratitude to God for the successful completion of the project.
"EBOMI ministry was the first place I was pronounced the Governor of Plateau before I was actually elected. And I have seen the hand work of God in all that is happening in this ministry.
“Throughout the construction of the 10-story building, no single casualty was recorded and God must be praised for His good works.’’
Pastor Ayo Oritsejafor, President, Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), said that ''God uses people to achieve his purpose on earth''.
According to Oritsejafor, God uses Elbuba to achieve His purpose in Plateau by erecting such an edifice for His worship.
The CAN President, who described Elbuba as a man of integrity, urged politicians and other leaders in all aspects of life to make a difference by working with integrity in all that they do.
On his part, Elbuba appreciated God for using him to execute such a programme that would positively affect ''the spiritual growth of His children''.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the temple, which is tallest building in the state, was inaugurated by the General Overseer of Redeemed Christian Church of God, Pastor Enoch Adeboye.