By Abdullahi Ahmad Bamalli
The immediate former governor of Plateau state, Simon Lalong, has urged Nigerians to pray for the state to overcome its current security challenges.
Mr Lalong made the call at a dinner held in his honour, organised by the set of 1990 of the Faculty of Law, Ahmadu Bello University, ABU, Zaria.
On Sunday night, the gathering was held in Abuja, led by Sylvanus Tahir, the set’s chairman, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN).
The ex-Plateau governor, who decried the wanton killings and destruction of properties in the state, said that there was a need for Nigerians to collectively pray for the return of total peace in the state.
”I call on Nigerians to pray for Plateau and its people, so that we can overcome the current security challenges.
”I left the office as governor of Plateau only a few weeks back, but the current happenings in the state are worrisome.
“I have always been on my knees praying that when I leave the office, the Plateau should be better than where I left it.
“I will continue to pray and this is why I am calling on all Nigerians to support Plateau people with prayers,” Mr Lalong urged.
Mr Lalong thanked his classmates for the recognition and called on members of the set to be united and keep the existing brotherliness afloat.
Friends and well-wishers of the former governor, former and current ABU lecturers, among other dignitaries attended the event.