Governor Darius Ihasku of Taraba State
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Governor Darius Ishaku of Taraba State has begged for forgiveness from the people of the state.
The Governor who sought for forgiveness during special Thanksgiving Easter Service at the Anglican Church Mayo Dasa in Jalingo, said the apology became necessary as he may have offended many people during his almost eight years as the number one citizen of the state.
He said Easter comes with a big lesson about sacrifice and forgiveness as the state can only be peaceful when the people resolve to forgive themselves freely and make concessions on issues that tend to generate and promote conflicts.
“As a leader who had led the state for almost eight years, it was likely that I might have offended so many people either knowingly or unknowingly in the course of discharging my duty as the Executive Governor, so, it is Biblical for me to openly apologise and seek for forgiveness from such people.
“Biblically, we are taught to forgive those who offend us. In this case, I am asking those I have offended to forgive me. I did this in the House of God and if they did not forgive me, it is between them and God. For me, I have done my duty by asking for forgiveness from everyone I have offended,” Ishaku added.
Governor Ishaku, however appreciated God for sustaining him and giving him the wisdom to serve the people of the State effectively despite all the challenges that confronted his administration.
He urged them to give his successor maximum support and cooperation to enable him succeed.
Writing by Sani Sulaiman; Editing by Oluwaseyi Ajibade