The Governor of Adamawa state, Mohammadu Jibrilla Bindow on Wednesday inaugurated a multi-million Catholic Secretariat in Yola.
During the inaugural and dedication of the admin secretariat he called on the people of the state to shun politics of religious sentiments especially during the coming election of 2019.
Speaking he said his administration had made remarkable improvement in basic infrastructures, adding that all his projects will be to the benefits of the generality of Adamawa people.
He urged the people to disregard aspirants who would use religious difference as part of their campaign to the people.
“I believe that I was voted into office by both Christians and Muslims and my projects are not only for Muslims but for the generality of our people.
“I will advise you to disregard any aspirant that will preach religion during electioneering campaign because such people are 419.
“You can see that the roads I have constructed are not only used by Moslems but they are for everybody.
“I am happy that the six Bishops in this arena have prayed for me and already endorsed me for the 2019 so that I can continue with the good works I am doing.
“Therefore, there is no vacancy in government house in 2019, people can go and contest for senate and other positions and not governorship,’ Bindow said.
The governor also solicited prayers for the ailing president Muhammadu Buhari.
He also appealed to the clergy to pray for him (governor) and the state to have peace for development.
According to him, I am appealing to all men of God to pray for our ailing president for his speedy recovery, pray for Adamawa and myself so that there will be peace and development.
Earlier, Bishop Danmi Mamza, the Catholic Bishop of Yola diocese said that he spent N85 million for the construction of the secretariat.
Mamza said that the project was supervised by him as prudence was his watch word during the execution of the project.
He said that the funds were coursed from the offerings from the congress.
While thanking the members for their understanding, he expressed commitment to be more accountable to the church.
He thanked the governor for honoring his invitation as his attendance was a mark of encouragement to the church.