Posted by News Express | 20 July 2015 | 3,075 times
Governor Udom Emmanuel of Akwa Ibom State has called on the church to partner the administration in its quest for the redemption of the state from the shackles of poverty for sustainable development.
The governor made the call yesterday at Destiny International Mission where he worshipped. He said it is in the spirit of such restoration that his administration initiated projects and programmes such as the vehicle Assembling Plants which he said has the potential to generate employment and create wealth for the people of the State.
He enjoined Christian to rid themselves of hypocrisy and focus on God for divine revelation adding that prayers was the key to unlock the hidden treasures of the land.
The governor who based his submission on the book of Nehemiah 5:11 and Psalm 7:9 emphasised that God created can make something out of nothing, urge the people not to be discouraged by the prevailing economic situation but should look unto God stressing that without faith, there is no manifestation.
He used the occasion to sympathise with victims of flood disaster in the State and spoke of measures put in place to forestall further flooding.
Governor Emmanuel hinted that more employment opportunities would be created as his administration has concluded plans to reactivate ailing industries. He said plans were in top gear to establish a petrochemical industry in the state.
In a sermon, Commandant Ezekiel Duke said that it takes an Altar to counter an Altar and that engagement in fervent prayers and fasting uproot strongholds. He described the Governor as a child of destiny ordained by God for a specific purpose in Akwa Ibom State.
The Prelate, Bishop Cletus Bassey, prayed God to destroy strongholds that rises against leadership for the restoration of God’s glory in the state.
Bishop Bassey who is also the State Chairman of Christian Association of Nigerian (CAN) said that God assigned Governor Udom Emmanuel on a special task to bring redemption just as Daniel in the Bible who, through prayers, relieved Israel from the 70-years of captivity. He thanked the Governor for worshiping in the Church and assured of the Church continued prayers.
•Photo shows Akwa Ibom State Governor Mr. Udom Emmanuel (middle), immediate past Minister of Housing, Lands and Urban Development, Mrs. Akon Eyakenyi (left), and Commissioner for Finance, Mr. Akan Okon . . . yesterday at Destiny International Mission, Uyo.
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