Friday, 31 July 2015

Govt.Rochas Okorocha urges Church leaders to pray for Nigeria

The Imo State Governor and Chairman of All Progressives Congress, APC, Governors’ Forum, Chief Rochas Okorocha, has urged all Christian leaders in the country to throw their weight behind the anti-corruption crusade and policies of President Mohammadu Buhari.

Okorocha made the appeal when he played host to the national leadership of the Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria, PFN, led by its National President, Rev. Dr. Felix Omobude, at the Govt House, Owerri.
He said:
“Church leaders and leaders of religious groups like the Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria, should play a leading role in the fight against corruption in the country and should therefore back Mr. President in his effort to fight the monster called corruption”.
He also called on the  visiting PFN leaders build Pentecostal University of Nigeria in the state and promised to give them a piece of land and the sum of N100 million take off grant, any time they are ready to start the project.
“It is unfortunate that the past government succeeded in dividing the nation along ethnic and religious lines.  And that creates the impression that any time a Christian is a president, the Muslims will feel humiliated and vice-versa.  I urge all the Christians and non-Northerners to see this government as their own, and be part of it.  We must support it and benefit from it because all Nigerians are meant to benefit from the administration”, Okorocha said.
It was the Governor’s considered opinion that “the  nation is passing through a difficult moment occasioned by bad management of the resources of Nigeria”, stressing that Christians did not just pray to get a government in power, they should also pray to sustain the government and ensure that the nation enjoys good leadership.
In his speech, the PFN boss, Rev. Dr. Felix Omobude, said the body would work closely with the government at all levels for the good of the nation and Nigerians as a people, advising that the federal government should begin to address some of the excesses that have held this country down.
Rev. Omobude explained that “for Nigeria to become the strong nation, we should all begin to build strong families, and also build bridges of unity and ensure values.


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