Gov Mutfwang Urges New ECWA President to Prioritize Unity

By Sekyen Walshak Bigwan, Jos

Plateau State Governor Caleb Mutfwang has called on Rev. Dr. Job Ayuba Bagat, the newly appointed president of the Evangelical Church Winning All (ECWA), to prioritize unity among the people of the state. He praised ECWA for its positive impact on human development and peace through its teachings and policies.

During the installation ceremony of Bagat and the new assistant general secretary, Rev. Dr. Sunday Congo, Mutfwang emphasized the importance of developing ideas and policies that promote unity among the people.

He also recognized the church’s role in promoting peace and urged the new leaders to build on the legacy of their predecessors. Additionally, Mutfwang highlighted the state’s commitment to collaborating with religious leaders to create policies that foster interfaith harmony.

Bagat, who hails from Bondon district in Moro’s chiefdom of Kaura local government area of Kaduna State, takes over from Stephen Baba Panya as the president of ECWA. Congo, the new general secretary, comes from the Waja tribe in Balanga local government area of Gombe State.

In his inaugural address, Bagat vowed to lead the church with sincerity and the fear of God. He emphasized the significance of unity within the church and the wider community and outlined his administration’s commitment to various initiatives, including community engagement, economic empowerment, and staff welfare.

Bagat expressed gratitude for the opportunity to lead and acknowledged the responsibility that comes with the esteemed position.

He stated, “As the 12th president of ECWA, I am acutely aware of the privileges and the responsibilities that accompany this esteemed position. I pay tribute to the exceptional leaders who have preceded me, recognizing the legacy of vision, wisdom, and perseverance they have bequeathed to us. I accept this privilege with humility and profound gratitude for the trust you have bestowed upon me.”

Bagat also emphasized the importance of unity, stating “In the spirit of unity and shared purpose, Jesus fervently prayed for the oneness of his followers, emphasizing the spirit of complete unity as a testament to the authenticity of his mission.”

Also, Rev.Amos Mohzo, President of the Church of Christ in Nations (COCIN), delivered a message on leadership, urging Bagat to remember his divine duty to care for his flock and remain focused and courageous in his responsibilities.

The installation ceremony was attended by ECWA leaders, representatives of other Christian denominations, government officials, traditional chiefs, and dignitaries.

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