The Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Barrister Solomon Dalung, on Tuesday urged the Church in Nigeria to always engage government and not be a back bench er.
by limiting themselves to be at the receiving end.
Dalung, made the statement when he received Executive Council of the Church of Christ in Nation (COCIN) in his office. The 25 man delegates had met with President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential villa.
“They visited the President to states some of the challenges confronting Christians in Jos, they decided to visit me as one of their own and to appreciate me for facilitating the visit to Mr. President.My appeal to them is the church should continue to engage the government and not to be a back bencher or limiting themselves to be at the receiving end. When things happen, they should try to engage government, seek explanations and express their concern, they should also proffer solutions.”Dalung said.
Responding, the General Sectary of the Church of Christ in Nation (COCIN) Rev. Dr. Amos Mohzo, thanked the Minister for assisting them to see the president and prayed that the promises of Mr. President be worked on.
“We want to thank you that we are able to see the president through you, we are very happy and we pray that all Mr. Presidents promised will be work on.”