12 November 2020 By Dorcas Gwani
Plateau State Governor and Chairman Northern Governors Forum, Simon Bako Lalong has urged Nigerians to always show respect for one another to create the atmosphere for trust, goodwill and development in the Country.
Lalong stated this at the Priestly silver jubilee of the Catholic Bishop of Bauchi Most. Revd. Hillary Nanman Dachelem held at the St. John Evangelists Cathedral, Bauchi state.
Governor Lalong along with the Bauchi State Governor, Bala Mohammed and other top Government officials described Bishop Dachelem as a man who has used the pulpit to preach unity, tolerance and good governance.
He said the occasion provided a good opportunity to remind Nigerians of the need to shun all acts that promote division, hatred and crisis.
He also congratulated the bishop for publishing a book “Youth Companion” which was launched at the event, saying the book will go a long way in assisting youths to focus on contributing positively to development of the society.
Governor Bala Mohammed said he personally attended the event to honour Bishop Dachelem who has been a man of peace and contributed immensely to the development of the State particularly in the area of education.
Bishop Mathew Hassan Kukah of Sokoto Diocese who presented the book to the public commended the author for his service in the vineyard of the Lord and said he was proud of his commitment in bridge building.
While thanking God for sustaining him throughout his journey of priesthood, Bishop Dachelem said he has passion for youths whom he said need to be listened to and carried along.
He however advised them against using violence to address their problems which he said is counter productive at the end of the day.
Rev.Hillary Dachelem is from Qua’an Pan Local Government of Plateau State and was ordained priest by the late Archbishop Gabriel Gonsum Ganaka in 1995.