The Makurdi Diocesan Synod has rounded up its 3rd anniversary, which also coincided with the 60th anniversary of the diocese
Benue State governor, Dr Samuel Ortom, represented by his deputy, Engr. Benson Abounu, delivered a goodwill message to the synod, which is the highest decision making body of the diocese.
He described the 3rd Synod as a major milestone in the history of the diocese and prayed that it will provide the opportunity for spiritual reflection and covenant renewal with God, and also offer prayers for the diocese’s peace, unity and development of Benue State and Nigeria.
Governor Ortom, who thanked Bishop Anagbe and the entire Catholic Diocese of Makurdi for the active support given the state government in its fight against activities of killer herdsmen, commended them for their sustained efforts in promoting peace and unity in Christendom and the propagation of the gospel.
He pledged to partner with the church in activities that promote the socio-economic development of the people of the state.
Engr. Abounu thanked the Catholic Church for its immeasurable contributions to the development of humanity as seen in its interventions in the health and educational sector, as well as human development initiatives.
He commended Bishop Anagbe for standing solidly behind the government and people of the state against the murderous activities of the killer herdsmen.