MONSIGNOR David Ajang, Bishop-designate of the Catholic Diocese of Lafia has pledged to maintain peaceful coexistence in the diocese, state and the country.
The new Bishop made the pledge on Monday when he was received at the College of Agriculture, Science and Technology Lafia by Catholic faithful led by his predecessor, Most Rev Matthew Ishaya-Audu.
Ishaya-Audu has been elevated as the Metropolitan Archbishop of Jos in Plateau.
Speaking to newsmen after a rousing welcome by the Catholic faithful in Lafia, the Bishop elect said he was overwhelmed by the show of love and welcome.
Ajang explained that he felt highly emotional as a result of his elevation and posting as Bishop of Lafia Diocese, given that he spent 27 years in Jos Diocese since his ordination as a priest in 1994.
The new Bishop lauded the peace efforts and initiatives by his predecessor and promised to collaborate with relevant authorities to continue to sustain peace in the state and the country.
He urged every family to rise up to their responsibilities of inculcating discipline in the children with a view to restoring the lost values responsible for increasing rate of vices in the country.
The bishop pledged to also collaborate with other religion and traditional leaders to ensure peace and unity of both Christian and Muslim faithful in the state.
While welcoming the new bishop, Most Rev Ishaya-Audu, commended members for their support to him in the last 20 years and urged them to extend same to the new Bishop.
Ajang became the second Bishop of the 20-year-old Lafia Diocese, after Matthew Ishaya-Audu who was the Bishop since 2001.
– June 21, 2021 @ 18:18 GMT |