Adamawa State chairman of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Rev. Dr. Stephen Dami Mamza, has been conferred with ambassador of peace award by Sower’s ministry international, a Christian group to celebrate this year’s international peace day.
President of the organization, Reverend Ozumba Nicodemus said the award was in recognition of the various efforts of the clergy man towards the attainment of peace and unity in Adamawa State and Nigeria.
Nicodemus noted that Mamza eminently deserved the award, considering that he assumed office at a time when fragile peace, community conflicts and political crises were at their peak in the state.
” Not daunted by these, Mamza has since then remained a champion, symbol and epitome of peace in the state, because he has pursued peace with sincerity, diligence, integrity and fear of God,” Nicodemus said.
According to Reverend Nicodemus, CAN chairman has rebuilt broken bridges, reconciled the irreconcilable and mended cracked walls adding that he has sacrificed a lot for peace to reign in the Christendom and the state in general.
” He has become a pencil in the hands of God to keep the state on the right track and peaceful, Mamza has strongly demonstrated his penchant for genuine peace in every situation, without minding whose ox is gored.
” With numerous peace initiatives and overtures, longtime political rivals and warring communities have embraced, dialogue and resolved their differences in the interest of peace and unity in the state,” the president said.
Responding, the Adamawa State CAN Chairman Bishop Stephen Dami Mamza thanked the group and promised to continue to pursue peace because without peace there will be no development in the Christendom and the state at large
Bishop Mamza however disclosed that, as beautiful as this year’s theme is, the questions are people really shaping peace together by their actions and inactions, do people know and understand the essence or importance of peace, do they know that enduring peace is inevitable in every society, do they live, co-habit and work in peace, and are they weapon of war or peace?
Mamza, however charged all Christians and Muslims in the state to continue to preach peace, as that alone can foster unity in the State. Added that, CAN Adamawa state Chapter under his leadership will Continue to do everything possible to work for the peaceful coexistence of all and sundry.