Delta State Governor, Senator Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa, has stressed the need for Deltans and Nigerians at large to pray for the country for improved fortunes.
Senator Okowa, represented by the Commissioner for Information, Mr. Patrick Ukah, during the 40th anniversary and award presentation of Christian Evangelical Social Movement (CESM) of Nigeria held in Unity Hall, Asaba, on Friday stated that as much as the government is set to do its bid in actualising the yearnings of the people, God’s blessings and grace remains a galvanising force.
The Governor commended the leadership of CESM for their resilience in holding the movement together.
He said, “There is no doubt in my mind that the birth and subsequent activities of this movement and other similar prayer movements after yours must have had a salutary impact on your nations destiny.”
“That you did not allow the vision and dreams of the founding father to die within the walls of the universities but you have continued to sustain the vision, speaks of the dedication and sense of purpose that have been the driving force of this movement.” He added.
The Chairman CESM, Pastor Austin Okachi, in his welcome address said the programme themed ‘ Generational Impact: Past, Present and Future’ is in celebration of the 40 years of effective and fruitful existence of the body.
Delta State Chairman, Pentecostal Fellowship Nigeria (PFN), Bishop Patrick Enakere, in his good will message, stressed the need for patience and urged Christians to continue to have faith as every prophecy concerning Nigeria would be fulfilled.
Others who delivered goodwill messages include, the PFN National President, Dr. Felix Omobude, PFN National Deputy President, Dr. Francis Waleoke, among others.
Highpoint of the ceremony was the presentation of awards to some deserving individuals, including the state Governor.