The governor of Delta State, Ifeanyi Okowa, has asked the country’s religious leaders to act as change agents by performing episcopal duties that may promote societal advancement.
The charge was given by Okowa, the vice presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, on Sunday in Asaba at a Thanksgiving Service to commemorate the end of the 2022 Rehoboth Convention of the Honour World Christian Assembly.
He asserts that in order to advance the gospel of the kingdom of God and foster the spiritual growth of followers, religious leaders must demonstrate the virtues expected of them.
Religious leaders should emphasize holiness more than wealth, according to Okowa, whose sermons frequently result in improvements to society and individual lives.
“We live in a very unstable country, where there is much uncertainty and anxiety among the populace.
However, despite the fact that Delta State also has difficulties in today’s unstable Nigeria, one thing is certain: we appear to be more peaceful than the majority of other states in the nation.
“And I want to let people know that it’s not about Okowa, but rather God’s grace on the state. I have urged our heavenly fathers to continually pray for our state, and I am aware that this is effective.
“While some people might think they are responsible, nobody is to blame. If it were the case, the president of the nation’s home state of Katsina State wouldn’t be as disturbed as it is right now.
“God’s grace is really effective, and it has brought us this far. As a result, I want to ask our church’s leader and the congregation to keep praying for our state and for the country.
“In my opinion, the beauty of the heart is what genuinely distinguishes a wonderful church; Nigerians ought to embrace God totally.”