By Padio Phineas.
Adamawa state governor, Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri, has earned the respect of Christians in the state and beyond.
The governor, it was learnt will go down in history as one who has left his name in the sand of Christian history, for transforming Christian pilgrims Welfare Board (CPWB), by repositioning it to achieve its mandate.
Consequently, Christian community in Adamawa State has noted with eulogy the commitment of Governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri towards the spiritual development of the people.
Several Christian leaders spoken to said the governor has for the first time in a long while, restored the lost glory the CPWB.
As according to them, the board has become a prideful place, seeing activities for pilgrimage have been retracted to the old days of transparent operations.
Recalled, in the recent past, the board was plagued with unprintable corrupt practices, which also gave Christianity bad impression in the eyes of the world.
However, immediately he took the reins of power, Governor Fintiri, shoved for a capable and prudent administrator, Rev. Zenald Love, who immediately reorganised the board and equally restored it’s lost glory.
Currently, the board has functional administrative departments, namely: Department of Administration, Department of Finance, Department of Operations, Department of Planning and Statistics and Department of Media and Communication.
This was achieved through tac and ingenuity of the Executive Secretary, in collaboration with the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), under the leadership of Most Rev. Stephen Dami Mamza, who is also the Catholic Bishop of Yola Diocese.
Unlike in the past, the board now is run by a team of competent Individuals, as management. This is a clear departure from what obtained in the past, when the Executive Secretary held sway as alpha and omega.
Owing to the remarkable reorganisation, preparations for the 2021 Christian pilgrimage have almost been concluded, which has already been remarked as the best so far.
This is because, besides a forecasted hitch free performance of pilgrimage this year, prospective Pilgrims have been afforded the opportunity to apply for the exercise online.
Also for the very first time, pilgrims have underwent rigorous screening process, this was attested to by prominent Christian leaders in the state.
Their Royal Majesties, Hama Bata, Alhamdu Teneke and Kwandi Nuguraya, Dishion Dansanda II, have both given their good impressions about the changes at CPWB.
They categorically eulogised Governor Fintiri for his foresight, in appointing a prudent administrator to right the wrongs at the board.