- Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta state wants religious leaders to always say the truth to public office holders
- The governor gave the advice while speaking at a church service to honour Apostle Johnson Suleman
- The Delta state governor also praised Suleman for his philanthropic gestures across the country
Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta on Sunday, March 28 urged religious leaders in the country to be bold and speak truth to public office holders so as to make the nation better.
The governor gave the charge at a special church service to celebrate the birthday of the General Overseer of Omega Fire Ministry, Apostle Johnson Suleman, in Auchi, Edo state.
He described Suleman as a man being used by God, noting that testimonies of his benevolence to Nigeria Correctional Centre, Auchi, through supports and interventions, had shown his love for humanity which Jesus Christ represented.
A statement sent to Legit.ng by the Delta state government quoted Okowa as saying:
“I met Suleman for the first time at a crusade in Agbor and from that day I noticed the fact that God has a hand in his life.
“I thank God for what He is using him to do across the world; he is sent on a mission to humanity and to the world.”
On his part, the deputy governor of Edo, Comrade Philip Shaibu, congratulated Apostle Suleman on his birth anniversary and urged him not to relent in the fight against poverty and unemployment in the state and the country through his philanthropic interventions.
Governor Okowa had earlier expressed confidence that God's intervention can help Nigeria overcome its challenges.
The governor urged Nigerians to seek God’s face for a solution to the litany of challenges, especially economic and security, plaguing the country.
Recall that Governor Okowa had late last year, charged religious bodies to embark on intercession for God to intervene in the myriads of challenges bedevilling Nigeria and the global economy.
Governor Okowa made the comment when he received a delegation of the national executive of the Order of the Knights of Saint Mulumba, Nigeria, who paid him a courtesy visit.