The Governor of Plateau State, Jonah Jang, has said the visit of the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), Enoch Adeboye, to Jos is the beginning of the restoration of peace in the ancient city.
Mr. Jang, who was represented by the permanent secretary on security, Istifanus Gyang, said this at the Northern Nigeria’s Ministers and Workers’ Conference of the RCCG.
After over a decade of crisis in Jos, the Plateau state capital,the governor of Plateau State, Mr. Jang, believes that the solution to crisis has been discovered by the pastor’s visit.
“Plateau is no longer helpless with Pastor Adeboye’s visit,” the governor said.
Mr. Jang insinuated that Jos had found the messiah who had come to salvage the State from the misfortunes it had suffered in the past.
He said the visit signifies “that the contest against the state had been settled in its favour,” Mr. Gyang, speaking on behalf of the Plateau State governor said. “God Himself is stepping into the land and Plateau is no longer helpless.”
Jos, the Plateau State capital, with about one million inhabitants, has seen recurrent mayhem and has witnessed several religious and ethnic and political violence in the past decade.
Numerous lives and properties have been lost in these crises, especially in the 2001/2, 2010 crisis and the recent bombings in 2011 and 2012. In so many instances, there were intelligence gathering, government reports and recommendations aimed at restoring peace in the state. However these attempts at restoration of peace have failed to live up to their purpose.
But according to Mr. Jang, respite has finally come the way of the city with the reverend’s visit.
“The troubled and bitter waters are now healed and turned into sweet waters, and peace will never depart from the land again.” he said at the redeemed Christian Church of God’s conference.
At the church workers conference for its ministers in the North, Mr. Adeboye also predicted that the current security challenge confronting the country would soon be a thing of the past.
He warned those opposed to peace in the country against incurring the wrath of God.
“God will consume all those who are opposed to peace in Plateau and Nigeria, if they refuse to repent,” Pastor Adeboye said.
The cleric prayed for peace in Plateau and the country at large, saying the state was special to God for His missions in the country. He said that Nigerians should not be frightened by the rage, fury and devises of the enemies, but should watch and pray as God is always with them despite the numerous attacks.
“There are precious promises we have not yet seen,” the cleric said. “Until we encounter some problems, difficulties and pressure, that is when we will begin to see the promises and the mighty work of God manifesting over our lives.”