Delta State Governor, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa has said the church plays pivotal roles in strengthening the bond of unity.
According to him, unity and peace bring about speedy development of the country, adding that the church should continue to play such roles through prayers and engaging in positive actions
Governor Okowa who spoke on Wednesday in Asaba when he received the Prelate of the Eternal Sacred Order of the Cherubim and Seraphim Church Worldwide, His Eminence, Elder Dr. David Bob-Manuel said that development cannot take place without peace and the church has pivotal roles in ensuring peace and development.
“The church plays a prominent role in the peace and unity of our country and state, there is no where 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”, he said.
“I want to urge you along with other church leaders to continue to intercede for the nation in this challenging times, the solution to our challenges lie more with the church as it calls on the Lord to intervene”, he added.
The governor decried the latest bombing in a mosque and urged religious leaders to continue to pray and preach peace and unity to its adherents for development to thrive.
He 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”.
Earlier, Elder Bob-Manuel informed Governor Okowa that he was on a pastoral visit to the state and commended the govern or for his developmental strides which have improved the lives of the people.