Friday, 3 April 2015

Catholic Bishop Distribute Relieve Materials to Over 6000 Displaced persons in Yola

The Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Yola,Most Reverend Stephen Dami Mamza ,has described President Goodluck Jonathan as an African Hero,who before the presidential election was concluded conceded defeat to All Progressives Congress,candidate the General Muhammadu Buhari ( rtd).

The Bishop,who fielded questions from newsmen at St.Theresa Catholic Church Yola,shortly after distributed relief materials and money to over 6000 Internally Displaced Persons,IDPs , to celebrate the Easter festival, lauded the maturity of the President Jonathan, in that regard,saying his action was worthy of emulation by African leaders.
He enjoined Nigerians to pray to God for the President Elect for wisdom to lead the nation in the fear of God, that leaders require prayers of all for them to succeed and to be fair to all Nigerians irrespective of ethnic and religious affiliations.
The cleric also described the elections as credible and transparent adjudged as one of the best elections ever conducted in Nigeria ,appealing to Nigerians to sustain the tempo while the electoral body should be supported in the subsequent elections in the country.
The Bishop,who distributed relief materials to over 6,000 IDPs ,said the diocese thought it wise to give the food items to them to mark the Easter season as to give the sense of belongings and Christians all over the world marked the day.
According to him, the IDPs are still taking refuge in various camps in Yola despite the fact that the government has reclaimed the territories from the Boko Haram's enclaves of Madagali and Michika local government areas of the state because the government has not yet made adequate arrangements for their resettlements.
In his interaction with the IDPs ,who are mostly women,lauded them for exercising their franchise in the March 28 presidential and the national assembly elections as patriotic Nigerians.
He however appealed to IDPs from Michika and Madagali local government areas not to be too anxious to return to their homes until express permission from government and its authorities,to assure them of adequate security arrangements for them.
Bishop Mamza who gave special recognition to the American University of Nigeria,Yola, AUN and Adamawa Peace Initiative,API for being in partnership with the diocese in the donation of relief materials to the IDPs in the state.



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