- The Commissioners at the prayer session *
Niger State Commissioners Forum have organised a prayer session for Governor Abubakar Sani Bello to succeed as the Acting Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Caretaker/Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee (CECPC).
The State Deputy Governor, Alhaji Ahmed Mohammed Ketso presided over the prayer session held at the Council Chambers of the Government House, Minna.
Chairman, Commissioners Forum, and the Commissioner for Works and Infrastructural Development, Alhaji Mamman Musa explained that the special prayer session was organized by the forum considering the weight of the task before the Governor.
He said divine help from God was needed for the Acting Chairman of the APC CECPC to succeed.
Alhaji Musa assured that the absence of the Governor would not be felt negatively in the state as the Forum and other key Government officials were equal to the task of running the affairs of the state.
In his response, the State Deputy Governor said that the emergence of his Boss as the Acting Chairman APC CECPC is an act of God.
He acknowledged that prayers is what Abubakar Sani Bello needs now to guide and sustain him in his new National assignment.
“His elevation is an act of God. And we as his subordinates, there is nothing we can offer to sustain and strengthen him in that position than prayers. May Allah guide him and give him the necessary wisdom to make right decisions for the growth and development of our Party”, he said.
The Deputy Governor commended the Commissioners Forum for their foresight in organising the event.
In their separate remarks, the Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Ahmed Ibrahim Matane, Commissioner for Local Government, Community Development, and Internal Security, Mr Emmanuel Umar, Commissioner for Education, Hannatu Jibrin Salihu expressed delight over the new task given to their boss at the National level.
They are optimistic that the Acting Chairman APC CECPC would do his best to ensure a hitch free and successful National convention of the Party.
The special prayer session which had many clerics prayed for the success of the Governor in his new assignment and for an end to terrorism activities in the state, led by the State Chairman of Imam Forum and Chief Imam of Minna Central Mosque, Sheikh Ibrahim Isah Fari and the Chairman of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) Niger State Chapter, Reverend Mathais Echioda.