The Speaker of the Delta State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Sheriff Oborevwori has called on the Church to continue to pray for the leadership of the State and the people of the State to always reflect the admonitions of God in their actions.
He spoke at the All Saints’ Cathedral, Ughelli on Monday during the Synod of Church of Nigeria (Anglican Communion) Bendel Province, Diocese of Ughelli, with the theme: “Follow Me: The Benefits and Implications of Christians Following Jesus Christ”.
The Speaker thanked the Church for its role in prayers and support for the Governor Okowa-led administration since it came on board in 2015.
The Speaker, who represented the State Governor, Senator Dr Ifeanyi said that the Church should not hesitate to correct them when they make mistakes, saying “We don’t know it all”.
Rt. Hon Oborevwori who had earlier read the Lesson at the Church Service from Genesis 12:1-9, stated that “His Excellency, the Governor, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa would have loved to be here in person to honour and grace this very rare meeting but for the exigencies of his office”.
The Speaker said: “I am fully persuaded that this programme could not have come at a better time. Though taking place in an unusual times arising from the global outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic. It is my fervent prayer that this programme will bring lasting healing to the land”.
“Accordingly, I urge us to be steadfast in our faith. Our unwavering, strong and unshakeable faith will make us triumph over our fears and begets us a sure and admirable future. My dear brothers and sisters in the Lord, we are currently confronting very difficult times arising from the outbreak of the coronavirus. There cannot be better time to follow Jesus than now as He is our healer and provider.
“I therefore wish to call on the Church to always pray for the leadership of the State and indeed the people of the State to always reflect on the admonitions of God in our actions.
“I appreciate the church for its role in prayers and support for the Governor Okowa-led administration since it came on board in 2015. The church should not hesitate to correct us when we make mistakes. We don’t know it all.
“It is my prayer therefore, that this programme will bring forth fresh and divine ideas that will add value to the church and the people of the State.
“Almighty God will unite all of us in the knowledge of His son in whom all things were created in heaven and on earth, whether visible or invisible”.