Delta State Governor, Senator Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa has charged religious leaders to earnestly pray for Peace in the nation during these challenging times, stating that God alone has the solution to the various security challenges threatening the nation.
Speaking in Asaba when he received on courtesy visit Bishop Chris Kpakpovwe and members of the “Our Daily Manna” group, Senator Okowa said that Nigeria as a nation in recent times has been faced with various security challenges especially the Herdsmen Menace.
According to him “Nigeria as a nation is challenged and needs prayers, l believe that the only solution we need will come from God and we need to fervently pray to God, l believe that God will help us find a solution to the herdsmen crisis which is daily getting worse than Boko Haram. We call on all Christian leaders to continue to pray for this country, adding that “there is a lot that our Christian leaders should pray about for this nation so that we can have peace.”
While commending Bishop Kwpakpowe for organizing the yearly Daily Manna Programme in Delta State, Governor Okowa asserted that the state has enjoyed relative peace and prosperity largely because of the prayers and supplications of the clergy and Deltans.
“I believe that this programme has blessed this state and that the prayers of various men of God have positively impacted on this state. We will work together, develop together and live together in peace as Deltans.”
Earlier, Bishop Kpakpowe informed Governor Okowa that they were in the state for this year’s Daily Manna Programme and thanked him for his support for the programme and the propagation of the gospel.
He commended the governor for his people-oriented developmental programmes, stressing “I am proud of you and the government of the state, everywhere I go people are talking about the good work you are doing in the state, this is commendable and I thank God for your administration.”