- The governor stated that the only solution to Nigeria’s problems is prayer
- Nigeria is going through turbulent times which Okowa described as 'wilderness experience'
- He urged Christians to pray for the country and the leaders as instructed by God
Against the beliefs of some Nigerians that prayer is not the solution to Nigeria’s problems, the governor of Delta state Ifeanyi Okowa has said that prayers from sincere and God-fearing Christians are only solution to the country’s challenges.
Okowa said this at the a parish of the Redeemed Christian Church of God during the child dedication service of a former member of the Delta state House of Assembly Ross Uredi.
The governor who is also a Christian was accompanied to the church service by the minority leader of the federal House of Representatives Leo Ogor, Delta state PDP chairman Kingsley Esiso, deputy speaker of the state House of Assembly Friday Osanebi and other government officials from the state.
Okowa urged Christians to take advantage of the commandments of God if they desire quick end to the many ills plaguing the nation.
“Let us remember that whenever we pray, the prayer is incomplete if we do not pray for the country and its leaders as we are instructed by God,” he said to the congregation.
“Nigeria today is going through the wilderness experience and this is the time for everybody who is a believer to heed the call to pray for our country.
The governor stressed the need for humility before God and added that God will come to the aid of the country if the people repent from their wickedness.
"God has assured us that when we humble ourselves and seek His face and turn from our wicked ways, He will hear and forgive our sins and heal our land.
“Therefore, Christians have a duty to pray for Nigeria and her leaders. And as you pray, God will heal our land and our country.”
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