—Proposes ‘purpose-built’ secretariat
The Northern States Christian Elders Forum (NOSCEF) has elected new executives to run its affairs for the next three years. The induction took place last week in Kaduna.
The newly elected executives include Elder Olaiya Phillips as chairman, Dr. Luka Lobadungze, vice chairman, Elder Patrick Ambut as secretary and Mika Haruna as assistant secretary.
Others are Yabuku Dauda as auditor, Prof. Nuhu Gworgwor, treasurer, Mr. James Sakaba as financial secretary and Barrister Morris Odeh, legal adviser.
Also in the new executives are Sunday Oibe as PRO, Pastor Sunday Akpan, welfare and Engineer Sule Kilang as security officer.
In his acceptance speech titled the road ahead, Phillips said the group has been remorseless in advocacy for fairness, justice and equality for all Nigerians, irrespective of tribe, religion or political affiliations.
According to him: “We have sought broad consultations across and among Northern Christians and elders.
“We have made our voices heard through regular public assessments of the state of the nation.
“In all we have done, we have sought to be a strong voice for the Northern Christian community; guided by the values of fairness, justice and equality.”
He however stated there is much more to be done in the next three years. NOSCEF, according to him, needs a befitting secretariat to better coordinate its activities.