- Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta has assured Deltans that he will be equitable in making appointments in his second tenure
- The governor gave the assurance at a thanksgiving service that took place at St. Philips Anglican Church, Asaba on Sunday, June 2
- The governor recently made some appointments that generated debates among political actors in the state
Delta state governor, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa has assured Deltans that he will be equitable in making appointments as his second term begins.
The governor gave the assurance at a thanksgiving service that took place at St. Philips Anglican Church, Asaba on Sunday, June 2, to celebrate his successful inauguration for a second term.
The thanksgiving service was attended by his wife, Dame Edith, his deputy, Barr, Kingsley Otuaro and his wife, Engr. Ebierin, former Governor James Ibori, former deputy governors of the state, Prof. Amos Utuama (SAN) and Chief Benjamin Elue, among other top dignitaries.
His words: “I thank God that we have made some appointments recently; we are doing what is right, many more appointments will be done and I promised Deltans that I will be equitable, fair and just in the appointments we are going to make; going forward, we believe and rely on the guidance of God.
“More appointments will be made, we ask for the continuous partnership and prayers of all Deltans. I thank all of you for attending this thanksgiving service; this is the greatest part of the celebration; it is to give thanks to God for what He used good people to do for us, for our state.
“There are several reasons to give thanks to God; God was on our side, he is still on our side and he will continue to direct our steps, so, it is very important that we give Him thanks; as we went into the elections, there were all manners of threats, all manners of talks but, God used so many of you to the glory of His name; by God's grace we excelled.
“So, we return the honour to Him, we thank God for what He did for us; the Lord is our strength and as we moving into the second term trusting in Him, we will render service unto our people selflessly.”
“For those who will join us to serve, know that it is a call to service; he has called us to render service unto our people and we will continue to do our best; I believe our Lord, our God will separate Delta state for greater blessings; pray for us continually for the spirit of God to lead us,” he added.
Earlier, the Primate of Anglican Communion, Most Rev Nicholas Okoh in a sermon, spoke about, "A Living Sacrifice To A Living God."
The Primate urged Governor Okowa and his team to see themselves as living sacrifices to better the lives of Deltans.
He then appealed to all Deltans to always pray for Governor Okowa and members of his team for their dream Delta where the people are prosperous to be achieved.
Meanwhile, Akwa Ibom state governor Mr. Udom Emmanuel has rededicated the state to God with a promise to always magnify God in everything.
Speaking at a special interdenominational thanksgiving service on Sunday, June 2, to mark the 2019 Democracy day and his second term inauguration in Uyo, the governor declared that he will only be satisfied when he sees God glorified.
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