Bala allocates 50 hecters of land for Bauchi christian cemetery

Samuel Luka, Bauchi

Governor Bala Mohammed of Bauchi state has allocated 50 hecters of land to the christian community for usage as their new cemetery.

The state Chapter Chairman of Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Rev. Dr. Abraham Demius Damina stated this in an interview with newsmen at the government house Bauchi yesterday.

Rev. Dr. Abraham Demius who led some Clergymen from across christian denominations to an interactive session with the the Governor, said that the donation of the land is coming two weeks after the CAN led by himself paid a Christmas homage on the Governor at the government house.

“We requested for a cemetery from His Excellency during our Christmas homage to him and he promised that he will give us a land in one but in less than two weeks, the land was provided”, the CAN Chairman said.

While appreciating the Governor’s gesture, Rev. Abraham said that the land is located at the outskirts of Bayara, along Bauchi-Dass road.

The CAN chairman further explained that immediately after the allocation of the land, the state government has commenced fencing work in order to ensure the security of the cemetery.

“The state government is the one doing the fencing. It provided the land and at the same time started the fencing, in fact not just the fencing, we pleaded that there should be borehole and may be some two rooms there that will take care of like quarter guard”, he said.

Rev. Dr. Abraham assured the Governor that the Christian community in Bauchi will reciprocate the gesture during the gubernatorial election.

While responding, Governor Mohammed noted that the interactive session was meant to seek the support of Christians in Bauchi through prayers in the build up to his second term ambition.

He pointed out that the present administration led by himself has always supported Christians in reciprocation to the massive support given to him during the 2019 election.

Bala further assured the christians in the state of his administration’s determination to if re-elected, do more for them in the interest of equity, fairness and justice.

The Governor who called for prayers ahead of the election in February and March, urged the Christian leaders to mobilize their followers to support him with massive votes to actualize his second term bid.

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