The Governor of Delta State, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa, has said that the Church plays a pivotal role in strengthening the bond of unity.
According to him, unity and peace bring about speedy development of the country, and the church should continue to play such roles through prayers and engaging in positive actions.
Governor Okowa said this in Asaba on Wednesday, when he received the Prelate of the Eternal Sacred Order of the Cherubim and Seraphim Church Worldwide, His Eminence, Elder Dr. David Bob-Manuel.
He said: “The church plays a prominent role in the peace and unity of our country and State. There is nowhere development can take place without peace. The Church should continue to play its role and be a voice of unity without shying away from speaking the truth to power.”
“I want to urge you along with other Church leaders to continue to intercede for the nation in these challenging times. The solution to our challenges lie more with the Church as it calls on the Lord to intervene,” the Governor added.
Decrying the latest bombing in a Mosque, the Governor urged religious leaders to continue to pray and preach peace and unity for development to thrive.
He also commended the Prelate, Elder Bob-Manuel on his appointment, and the Church on its proposal to build a hospital in Asaba, stressing that “a healthy nation is key to the development of our people”.