Governor Okowa Charges Clerics To Stop Flirting With Politicians For Pecuniary Gains (PHOTOS)

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Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta state has challenged ordained Ministers of God to resist the temptation of flirting with politicians for pecuniary grains and lose their dignity are moral conscience of the society.

Governor Okowa gave the admonition during the consecration of three Bishops today, January 3, by the Primate of the Anglican Communion, Most Rev. Nicholas Okoh at the Cathedral of All Saints, Ughelli, Delta state.

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Governor Okowa (2nd left), and his entourage, receiving blessings from the Primate of Church of Nigeria (Anglican Communion), Most Revd Nicholas Okoh during the consecration of 3 Bishop of the Cathedral of All Saints in Ughelli

Governor Okowa said: “The church is the conscience of the state, therefore, the man of God must not pursue after political patronages or engage in flirtatious relationship with political leaders such that they lose the moral authority to speak truth to power.”

“Ministers of the gospel must resist the temptation to seek fame, fortune, and power at all costs.”

Delta state traditional rulers

A cross section of traditional rulers at the church service

The Bishops who were conscencrated were Bishop Foreman Nedison (Bishop of Jalingo), Bishop Olubunmi Adeyinka Akinlade (Bishop of Ife) and Bishop Andrew Olu Igenoza (Rector, Crowther Graduate Theological Seminary, Abeokuta).

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Governor Okowa (2nd right); Information Commissioner, Patrick Ukah (left); Hon Bright (2nd left) and the Chairman, Ughelli North LGA, Hon Kenneth Ibru

While congratulating the new Bishops, Governor Okowa said consecration is about the church and humanity.

Archbishop Nicholas Okoh

The Primate of Church of Nigeria (Anglican Communion), Most Revd Nicholas Okoh and other Bishops during the consecration ceremony

“The state of our nation today is one that requires fervent, unceasing intercession, because the national economy is in dire straits and virtually all sectors of our national life are in limbo.

 “It is going to take something miraculous or supernatural to turn the current situation around, the church has the responsibility for the nation because the spiritual controls the physical,” Okowa said.

A cross section of the Legal Team during the ceremony

A cross section of a Legal Team during the ceremony

Rt. Revd. Emmanuel Ugwu, Bishop of Awgu/Aninri called on Christians to always believe in the power of God and urged Bishops to have global outlook while working locally because of their Diocese.

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