By Brenda Agba
Benue State Governor, Rev. Fr Hyacinth Alia, has commiserated with the Catholic Bishop of Katsina-Ala Diocese, Most Rev. Isaac Dugu, the entire Catholic faithful and the Christian Community in general, over the demise of Rev. Fr. Faustinus Ukenongo Gundu, the Catholic Priest of St. Joseph Catholic Church, Jootar, Ukum Local Government Area of Benue State.
Governor Alia in his condolence message made available to newsmen by his Chief Press Secretary, Sir Tersoo Kula notes that, as a servant of God, Rev. Fr. Gundu, greatly contributed to the spiritual growth and development of the church and humanity for many years, and his decades of service will not be forgotten.
He particularly sympathises with the catholic faithful at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Jootar, where the late Cleric was a Catholic Priest and had endeared himself to his parishioners.
The Governor prays to God to grant eternal rest to the deceased as well as grant the family and the entire church the fortitude to bear this great loss.
Recall that Rev. Fr. Gundu, had slumped on Thursday, October 12th, 2023, and was taken to St. Anthony’s Hospital, Zaki-Biam, where doctors pronounced him dead.