The Plateau State Governor in North Central Nigeria Simon Bako Lalong has congratulated Archbishop Ignatius Kaigama on his appointment by the Holy Father, Pope Francis as the Archbishop of the Catholic Archdiocese of Abuja following the retirement of Cardinal John Olorunfemi Onaiyekan.
Governor Lalong who described the appointment of Archbishop Kaigama as a higher calling to divine duty which follows his impeccable track record of service in the Lord’s vineyard over many decades.
I want to Express my joy and gratitude to God because the new Archbishop has tremendously contributed to the growth of the Catholic Church in Nigeria and Plateau State in particular where he consistently availed the State his wealth of wisdom and experience especially during difficult moments. He said.
While praying to God to give him the grace to carry out the new assignment, Lalong assured the Archbishop of the continuous prayers and support of the Government and people of State.
The Plateau State Governor also congratulated John Cardinal Onaiyekan on his retirement after many years of meritorious service to the Catholic Church, Christendom and Nigeria at large where he stood for unity, justice reconciliation, accountability and righteousness.