Okowa charges leaders to make society life better


Anastacia Eluwa, Asaba

Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State on Sunday charged people in authority to use their positions to make the lives of the people they lead better.

Okowa gave the charge at a Thanksgiving Service for the 3rd anniversary of the 7th Assembly of Delta House of Assembly held at Living Faith Church, Asaba.

He said that God allowed people to be in positions of authority to add value to the lives of others in the society.

“I thank God for the members of the 7th Assembly, as they celebrate and as you have come to thank God, you are asking God to do more for us as a state.

“I recall that, unfortunately, we lost two members of that House but we thank God for those that are alive to celebrate today,” he said.

While congratulating members of the Assembly on the anniversary, the governor lauded them for the good working relations between the executive and the legislative arms of government in the state.

“I urge you to still realise that we have more work to do for our people; next year will be very challenging because it is an election year.

“You have come before the Lord to renew your appreciation to Him and I urge you all to stand strong in faith and do the best you can do for our people in Delta State.

“Thanksgiving is not just about coming to church to thank God for what He has done in our lives, it is about what you are able to do for every Deltan that crosses your path and through your various representations in your constituencies.

“It is the Lord that allows us to be where we are in positions of authority and therefore, we must use such positions to better the lives of our people.

“We look forward to a very exciting fourth year and because we have come forth to thank the name of the Lord, the Lord will bless you all collectively, individually and the entire state,” Okowa stated.

Earlier, Resident Pastor of the church, Mr Chris Nwaka, had in a sermon titled “Accessing Our Breakthrough Heritage In The Word”, said Christians were redeemed as ambassadors of Christ to enjoy dignity and for generational impact.

He said that only God could guide and direct the affairs of men, and urged leaders to always put their trust in God.