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What You Should Know About The Day Of “Forgiveness” In Plateau State

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What You Should Know About The Day Of "Forgiveness" In Plateau State

After so much violence, deaths and destruction of properties in Plateau State, Governor Simon Lalong, has emphasised the need for forgiveness in the interest of peace.

He also declared yesterday, February the seventh, as an annual day of ‘forgiveness’ in the state.   He also inaugurated the ‘garden of forgiveness’ as part of the activities to mark the day.

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The governor described it as a milestone in the history of Plateau people.

Lalong says it was a day set apart to reflect on our journey as a people and having in mind the various crises that have bedeviled the state from 2001. “Though we lack the capacity to right the numerous wrongs, we can chart a new path and rewrite our narrative of peace, and this is what we have set to do today;” the governor said.

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“However, today is an auspicious moment knowing that Plateau will breathe fresh air and will henceforth tow the path of peace and development. Forgiveness will eclipse all the wrongs of the past and move to a new dawn as well as restore confidence in our future as a people,” Lalong added.

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He further said, “this Forgiveness Day will etch us on the annals of history and our generations unborn will rise to celebrate us for taking the path of forgiveness and breaking forever the circle of violence that has engulfed our beloved state.”

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