Plateau State Governor, Barr. Simon Bako Lalong, has congratulated Rev. (Dr.) Amos Mohzo, on his election as president of the Church of Christ in Nations (COCIN), urging him to use his new position as a platform to promote security, peace and win more souls for Christ.
The Borno State-born clergy, Mohzo who is the current Vice President of COCIN was elected President on Friday at the Church’s 100th General Church Council Meeting held at the headquarters, in Jos. He will take over from the present COCIN President, Rev. (Prof.) Dachollom Datiri in January, 2022.
Governor Lalong, in a press statement issued on Saturday by his Director of Press and Public Affairs, Dr. Makut Simon Macham, said the election of the new COCIN President by the General Church Council was an affirmation of the confidence he has built over the years in the service of God and the discharge of his duties of propagation of the gospel of salvation and service to humanity.
Lalong recalled that until his election, he was the COCIN Vice President and the Church’s General Secretary, a position he rose to while serving as the Church’s Deputy General Secretary.
The governor acknowledged that the new COCIN President will be coming into office at a time when there is greater need for the Church to do more in praying for the salvation of men, and also for God’s intervention in the challenges that the nation continues to face particularly in areas of insecurity, unity and peaceful coexistence.
He asked him to devote himself to his spiritual calling and provide the needed leadership for the Church to carry out its mandate of bringing people to Christ and making the society a better place by teaching love, righteousness, tolerance, justice and honesty among other virtues that are contained in the Holy Bible.