Delta State Governor, Senator Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa has charged religious leaders to be fearless in preaching the word of God to those in positions of authority.
The governor made the call in a brief speech during a special church service by the Deeper Life Bible Church which had the General Overseer of the Church, Pastor William Kumuyi in attendance.
Governor Okowa, accompanied by his wife, Edith and top government functionaries attended the service which took place at Asaba, Delta State.
“At this very challenging time in our nation, it is time for Christians to speak out without fear and without seeking for any favour; it is time to say the truth to our leaders that we may in our various offices, work with the fear of God,” the Governor said.
He stated that it was important for those holding positions of authority to serve the people with the fear of God, quoting Isaiah 55: 7, “Let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts: and let him return unto the LORD, and he will have mercy upon him; and to our God, for he will abundantly pardon.”
According to the Governor, God will heal Nigeria if the people genuinely, turn to Him, disclosing that there was strong hope that Nigeria would come out from the recession stronger and more united.
While commending Pastor Kumuyi for his steadfastness in preaching the word of God, Governor Okowa urged the church not to relent in praying for the state and the country.
He assured Deltans of his administration’s commitment to selflessly serve them and with the fear of God.
Pastor Kumuyi who spoke on the theme of the service, “Redemption and Restoration” said, God will redeem His people and restore what they have lost if they turn to Him and genuinely repent from their evil ways.
Some persons were healed of various ailments at the church service which attracted people from different parts of the state and beyond.