Fintiri pours encomium on Rev. Mamza for peace
From Joseph Adahnu, Yola
Adamawa State governor, Alhaji Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri has described the Catholic Bishop of Yola Diocese, Most. Rev. Stephen Dami Mamza as a man with proven integrity.
Fintiri congratulated the Bishop when he celebrated 11 years of Episcopal Service as Catholic of Yola Diocese, describing him as a focused and visionary leader who has made many lives as a preacher, counsellor and philanthropist.
In a press statement signed and released to journalists by his Secretary Humwashi Wanosiku, the governor said his humility, purposeful and responsive leadership has greatly impacted the state, his Diocese and beyond.
The governor described his contributions to the state as commendable, especially his peace building initiatives.
Fintiri applauded the Bishop’s passion to build a better Adamawa and genuine efforts to foster peace and build understanding among people of different religious and tribes.
He wished the Bishop many more years of service to God and humanity in good health and strength.
In another development, the governor felicitated with Muslim Ummah for witnessing another Eld-el-Fitr which marked the end of Holy Month of Ramadan, praying God to accept all sacrifices and answer the prayers of the faithful.
He urged them to pray for an end to the COVID-19 pandemic ravaging the world so that life returns to normal, admonishing them to cooperate with the front liners by observing the necessary protocols and contribute their quota in helping to save lives.
Also the wife of the governor, Hajiya Lami Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri in her continuation of humanitarian gestures has given out more palliatives to widows in Yola North and South Local Government Areas to cushion the effect of hunger due to the global pandemic of COVID-19 in the state.
In her usually way of alleviating and meeting the needy at difficult time in the society, the First Lady said the palliatives were in recognition of their plight and it was also a step to ensure that they do not lack.
She called on well meaning individuals to come up with relief materials to help the widows in the society, while the widows should make good use of the items to support their families.
Items distributed are bags of rice and wrappers for the women.
Both leaders from Yola North and South, Madam Veronica Andrew Agabus and Sarah Jonah Lingal, thanked the wife of the governor for remembering them at this trying time, praying God to strengthen her and her husband for the gesture.
In her remarks, the representative of the widows, Madam Rahuta Tedo Garba could not hold her tears of joy, describing the gesture as second to none, saying that they would live to remember her love to them.