- Governor Ifeanyi Okowa wants Nigerians to keep their trusts and beliefs on God as He alone can resolve Nigeria's insecurity
- Okowa notes that the country is faced with many challenges but that the citizens of the country must rely on God for solution
- Emmanuel Chukwuma of the Enugu diocese commends Governor Okowa for his achievements and says there is no vacancy in the state
The governor of Delta state, Ifeanyi Okowa, on Thursday, November 8, declared that it is only God that can stop the major challenges in Nigeria just as he urged Christians to consistently pray for Him to intervene in the affairs of the country.
Legit.ng understands that Governor Okowa made the call at the 2018 edition of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) day in the state.
“This is the time to work with God, time to spend a lot of time with God, every Christian should pray for Nigeria for the will of God to manifest; we must be brave, we must pray consistently; there is lot of challenges but, we must call on the power of God because, God is able to stop the herdsmen.
“We need a stronger voice from the federal government for the issue of herdsmen to be reduced to the barest minimum, until that strong directive comes in, the security agencies may not be able to do more than it is currently doing.
“This is the time to trust in God, if as Christians, we genuinely and collectively continue to call on His name, He will answer us and intervene in the affairs of our country," the governor said in a statement obtained by Legit.ng.
He commended CAN for organising the event, and urged Christians to live holy and exemplary life just as he assured the association of his administration’s partnership.
“Pray for us as a government, pray for us as a state, pray for our nation, Nigeria; the church should come out in their numbers to do the will of God as we go into elections, as we pray for our nation, we should back it with action; we shall be willing partners with the church, just imagine a state without the church of God,” he said.
Emmanuel Chukwuma of the Enugu diocese of the Anglican Communion, said: “Governor Okowa is working, so no vacancy in Delta state Government House in 2019; the church should not lose the essence of prayers, the word of God, you must hold the Bible always.
“If you are a man of God and you are not saying the truth, God will punish you, avoid indecent dressing in church, our church is not club house; we must support our Christian leaders, but, the Christian leaders must listen; stop giving awards to thieves.”
The chairman of CAN, Delta state, Silvanus Okorote, said the association has enjoyed a good relationship with the government.
"We have enjoyed peace these three and half years in Delta State because, God gave us a man after His own heart, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa; the Church has prayed for Dr Okowa to get a second term.
“But, let me remind us that INEC only knows how to count votes, so, get your PVC and support your prayers with it.
“Prayers were offered for different intentions at the occasion which was attended by an array of church leaders and their members.” he said.
In an earlier report by Legit.ng, Governor Ifeanyi Okowa condemned in strongest terms, the alleged attempt on the life of Ike Ekweremadu, who was attacked alongside members of his family by assailants, at his official residence in Apo, Abuja on Tuesday, November 6.
The governor noted that the attacks on the senator have assumed an alarming dimension and called on security agencies to carry out full investigation into the latest attack on the lawmaker’s residence to unmask those behind the alleged assassination plot.
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