By Chuwang Dungs

A Plateau State Member of the Nigerian National Assembly, Istifanus Gyang has thrown his weight behind the calls for the NASS to revisit the issue of restructuring under the Devolution of Powers Bill.

Receiving an award of recognition from the Arewa Christian and Indigenous Pastors Association  (ACIPA) in Abuja, Hon. Gyang expressed delight that the National Assembly is considering revisiting the Devolution of Powers Bill which failed at the Constitution Review Voting as a "practical" step in addressing the issue of restructuring. 

Gyang submitted that he is an advocate of an all inclusive governance and federal structure that is fair, equitable and just to all Nigerians irrespective of ethnicity, religion or region such that will  command the loyalty of all Nigerians and guarantee the existence of one united and  peaceful nation.

He therefore assured that, he will, along with his colleagues in the National Assembly, take up the matter as a priority on resumption from recess.

The ACIPA delegation led by the President, Rev Luke Shehu while presenting the award expressed delight with the "tangible" results that ID Gyang has attracted to his constituency and at the same time standing as a voice in the National Assembly thus merited the confidence and commendation of the association.

He also expressed support for the Ecclesiastical Courts Bill sponsored by Rep ID Gyang and his colleagues and urged him not to relent despite temporary set back at the constitution review exercise.

The ACIPA Head further  assured Hon. Gyang of  their desire to partner with the National Assembly in pursuing a national agenda that address existing glaring imbalances particularly the marginalization of minority ethnic nationalities.

Hon. Gyang was honoured by the Arewa Christian and Indigenous Pastors Association  (ACIPA) in recognition of his "sterling" performance and "people impacting" representation in the National Assembly particularly in the area of Humanitarian and Community Service