By Nosa Akenzua, Asaba
The Governor of Delta, Senator (Dr.) Ifeanyi Okowa has said consistent prayers to God would bring solutions to the challenges of Nigeria.
He spoke at the weekend in Asaba when he played host to former Head of State, General Yakubu Gowon who led members of Nigeria Prays to pay him a courtesy visit.
According to Governor Okowa, at such a challenging time that our country is in, I believe that as Nigerians, we must realise that the only answer to our challenges is prayers because our country actually needs healing, our country needs God’s intervention and until we continually call on the name of the Lord to intervene, we may not be able to find all the solutions that we seek.
“I think that it is important that as we pray and praise the Lord, we should continue to drive this into the consciousness of every Nigerian particularly the Christiandom, which means that we have to continue to pray for our nation.
“Nigeria needs to be healed of so many things as at today.”
Governor Okowa commended General Gowon for his commitment to praying and working for a better Nigeria.
He stated, “you are here for a very important assignment, an assignment that touches on the soul of Nigeria; you have spent the greatest part of your life praying for Nigeria and we are happy with the evengalism that follows the prayer.
“We thank God for keeping you and we thank you for starting this programme and being able to sustain it because, in our state, we have trusted God to intervene and will continue to trust God.
“We will continue to pray and God has continued to answer our prayers; there is no limit to the number of prayers we make and I urge all Deltans and all Nigerians to continue to pray to God; He is able to heal our land.”
General Gowon had told Governor Okowa and members of the state Executive Council who witnessed the event that he and members of his team were in Asaba for the South South edition of Nigeria Prays.
He thanked Governor Okowa for his administration’s achievements and providing the enabling environment for the prayer to take place in Asaba.
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