Written by on May 17, 2021

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has expressed gratitude to the Church for consistently praying for the success of his administration.

 Governor Wike expressed this during the second session of the ninth Synod of the Diocese of Niger Delta North, at Emmanuel Anglican Church, Okoro-Nu-Odo Deanery in Obio/Akpor Local Government Area.

Governor Wike represented by his Deputy, Doctor Ipalibo Harry Banigo said from the inception of his administration in 2015 till date, the Church had never relented in their prayers, adding that the prayers of the righteous availed much for his administration.

Governor Wike, who appreciated the Rivers People for their understanding and support at these difficult times, noted that the people have been the obeying your Covid-19 restrictions and at the time when government had to put a curfew in place, to stem the tide of insurgency, Rivers people have been supportive, adding that their support and understanding is key for the State Government to succeed and overcome the terror that wants to fight the state.

He congratulated the Niger Delta North Diocese for the successful hosting of the Synod, stressing that the theme which is “intentional discipleship” was apt in view of the fact that our Lord Jesus Christ had called us for the Great Commission.

In his Presidential Address, the Right Reverend Wisdom Budu Ihunwo, Bishop, Niger Delta North and President of Synod who spoke on the theme “Intentional Discipleship”, drawn from Matthew 28:19-20, said Christians must be intentionally genuine in their commitment to our Lord Jesus Christ and in making disciples who would avoid evil and follow Christ’s command and pursue his purpose with all their heart, mind and will.             Bishop Ihunwo who applauded the developmental strides of the Rivers state Government, expressed gratitude to the State Chief Executive, Nyesom Wike for his favourable disposition towards the Diocese of Niger Delta North and prayed the Almighty God to continue to grant him favour and good health as he governs the state

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