Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has called on the Church to rise up and work towards the redemption of the country.
Speaking during the 3rd Synod of the Anglican Diocese of Evo in Port Harcourt on Sunday, Governor Wike urged the Church to intensify prayers for the salvation of Nigeria.
Represented by his Chief of Staff, Engr Chukwuemeka Woke, the Rivers State Governor also said that the Anglican Church should take a decision for continuity in the state, following the outstanding developmental strides being enjoyed by Rivers people.
He said: “The Church must pray and rise up to redeem this country “.
The governor said that the Church cannot stand aloof in the face of political developments in the country. He said that the involvement of the church is key to national rebirth.
He said: “You cannot build a stronger church in isolation of the society. If there is a total breakdown of law and order, the church will also be affected”.
He reiterated the commitment of his administration to better the lives of Rivers people
“What we have done in three years have shown our commitment to transforming the state and improving the living condition of the people. The signs of development are everywhere in Rivers State.
“Three years down the line this administration has proved to be God-fearing, delivering on all fronts for the state. The time has come for the Church to take a decision to fully support continuity “.
Bishop of Anglican Diocese of Kubwa, Rt.Rev. Dr. Duke Akamisoko said that the Church must invest in social amenities to improve the society.
While calling on the Federal Government to work to promote good governance, he wondered why the President continues to seek medical attention in the United Kingdom.