Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State on Sunday urged Christians all over the country to pray for Nigeria, insisting that the country needs prayers.
“Pray for Nigeria, pray for social economic and Political rejuvenation of Nigeria in order for us to overcome our economic and spiritual challenges, Nigeria needs prayers”, the governor said.
The Governor also commended the former Delta State Oil Producing Areas Development Commission (DESOPADEC, )and frontline aspirant for the senatorial position of Delta Central, Chief John Obukowho Nani, for building an ultra modern building for one of the oldest Churches in Nigeria.
Okowa added that the former Environment Commissioner was committed to the development of his people.
Governor Okowa, represented by the former Chief of Staff to the Delta State government, Chief Festus Ovie Agas added that he was impressed with what Barr Nani has done.
“He is very outstanding, outspoken, dedicated and committed to the development of Delta State particularly his people because for you to be a good Deltan, first and foremost you must be a good Idjerhe man and after sometime he was given the title Agwemutuvwevhe, today when I entered Idjerhe, I was satisfied that he deserve the title”
He however urged everyone in the church to emulate the good work of Barr Nani “I want to use this opportunity to challenge all members of this church, all members of the church of Nigeria, to please emulate the good example set by Nani.
“I want to join my voice to the voice of the Bishop and the entire congregation to say that May God meet you in your point of need” he prayed.
Speaking at the occasion, His Grace, the Most Rev,’d Henry C. Ndukuba, Archbishop Metropolitan and Primate of the Church of Nigeria, who was represented by Rt Rev’d C. E. Ide, Bishop, Diocese of Warri, said man’s greatest need was Christ.
The Anglican Primate who was preaching on the importance of Easter reiterated the need to have Christ in one’s life insisting accepting Christ as saviour, other issues will fall into place.
Chief Nani who spoke at the church said he was directed by God to build the edifice insisting that when you trust on God he does not fail you.
“I am not just standing here and telling you God is great and his ground I stand, I have seen the goodness of the Lord that is why I tell his mercies and goodness are forever” he urge others to tow the part of Christ adding that one with Christ is in majority
The church dedication which kicked off at noon saw the church choir giving a special rendition of Barr Nani’s profile and prayers offered for the Delta Central Senatorial aspirant.
The dedication however ended at Barr Nani’s country home in Jesse, with guest being treated to sumptuous meal and exotic wine while a live band was on ground to dish out music.
Guests present at the occasion include House of Rep member, representing Ethiope Federal constituency, Hon Ben Igbakpa, Chief Kingsley Esiso, Delta State Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, chairman, Chief David Edevbie, Governorship aspirant, Former DESOPADEC chairman and Senatorial aspirant, Hon Michael Diden, House of Assembly member representing Ethiope West in the House of Assembly, Hon Eriatake Ibori-Suenu, traditional rulers and a host of others.
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