Ifeanyi Okowa, the governor of Delta State, has urged the nation’s religious leaders to engage as change agents by engaging in episcopal duties that might encourage societal development.
The charge was delivered on Sunday in Asaba at a Thanksgiving Service to mark the conclusion of the 2022 Rehoboth Convention of the Honour World Christian Assembly by Okowa, the Peoples Democratic Party’s vice presidential candidate.
According to him, religious leaders must exhibit the virtues expected of them in order to promote the spiritual development of followers and advance the gospel of the kingdom of God.
Okowa said, “Religious leaders should speak more on holy living rather than prosperity, your sermons have the tendency to cause positive changes in the lives of the people and society.
“We are in a very troubled nation and in our troubled nation, there is a lot of confusion, and people are getting worried.
“But, even in our troubled Nigeria today, in spite of the fact that we have challenges also in Delta State, one thing is clear that we appear to be more peaceful than most other states in the country.
“And, l tell people that it is not about Okowa but about the grace of God upon the state. I have consistently called on our fathers in the Lord to pray for our state continuously and l know that it works.
“Other people may believe that it is by their power; it is not by anybody’s power. If it were to be so, Katsina State wouldn’t be as troubled as it is today because that is the home state of the president of the country.
“The grace of God is very effectual and it has led us thus far. So, l want to call on our father in this church and the church members to continue to pray for our state and to continue to pray for our country.
“I believe that what truly makes a good church is the beauty of the heart, Nigerians should embrace God wholeheartedly.”
via: Information Nigeria