Insecurity: Okowa Urges Nigerians to Support FG, State Govts With Prayers
- Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta state wants Nigerians to support government at all levels with prayers
- This is the country battles mounting insecurity across the nation almost on a daily basis
- The deputy Senate president, Ovie Omo-Agege also expressed concerns over the insecurity crisis in the country
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Governor Ifeanyi Okowa has called on Nigerians to support state and federal governments with prayers as the country battles mounting insecurity in virtually all states of the federation.
Governor Okowa admitted that the challenge of insecurity was a tough issue in Nigeria currently, but assured that he would continue to do his best to secure Deltans.
Okowa made this known on Sunday, April 25 at the third session of the 8th Synod of Ughelli Diocese of Church of Nigeria, Anglican Communion held at Bishop Agori-Iwe Memorial Church, Ughelli.
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“Thank God that there has been a change of guard at the federal level with regards to heads of security agencies and I believe it will bring a new strategy and solution to the current security challenges bedeviling the nation.”
On his part, deputy president of the Senate, Chief Ovie Omo-Agege, who attended the service, joined Governor Okowa in calling for prayers to address insecurity in the nation.
Recall that Governor Okowa recently stated that Nigeria is in troubled times with a dwindling economy occasioned by various factors, including worsening insecurity across the nation.
The governor made the comment on Friday, April 23 at a funeral service in Agbor, even as he urged Nigerians to pray that God should change the situation.
Meanwhile, the Chief of Defence Staff, General Lucky Irabor, recently said that the proliferation of illegal arms in the country was a threat to Nigeria's corporate existence.
Irabor disclosed this on Thursday, April 15 while addressing journalists after a courtesy visit to Governor Okowa at Government House, Asaba.
further said the presidential directive to shoot-at-sight anyone with an AK-47 rifle was very clear and must be enforced, adding that Nigeria as a country forbade illegal bearing of arms.