Rivers State Deputy Governor, Dr. (Mrs.) Ipalibo Harry Banigo conferring with Rt. Rev. Wisdom Budu Ihunwo, bishop, Diocese of Niger Delta North, during the 2nd Session of the 9th Synod at the Emmanuel Anglican Church, Okoro-Nu-Odo Deanery, Port Harcourt May 15, 2021.
The Rivers State Chief Executive, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has expressed gratitude to the Church for consistently praying for the success of his administration.
Governor Wike expressed this, at the 2nd Session of the 9th Synod, Diocese of Niger Delta North, at Emmanuel Anglican Church Okoro-Nu-Odo Deanery, on Saturday, May15, 2021.
In a release signed by Owupele Benebo, head of press in the office of the deputy governor, the governor through his deputy, Dr. Mrs Ipalibo Harry Banigo, said from the inception of his administration in 2015 to date, the church has continued to pray, and the prayers of the righteous availed much.
“It has been effective, it has been effectual. Continue to pray, so that we can fulfil all God has purposed for us to fulfill in our tenure,” the governor urged.
Governor Wike appreciated Rivers people for their understanding and support even at difficult times.
“You have been obeying your Covid-19 restrictions. I can see right here, even in this time when we have had to put a curfew in place to stem the tide of insurgency, you have been supporting us. Your support and understanding is key for us to succeed and overcome this terror that wants to fight us and fight the Church”.
He congratulated the Niger Delta North Diocese for the successful hosting of the Synod, stressing that the theme which is “Intentional Discipleship” was apt in view of the fact that Our Lord Jesus Christ had called us for the Great Commission.
In his Presidential Address, the Rt. Rev. Wisdom Budu Ihunwo, Bishop Niger Delta North and President of Synod who spoke on the theme “Intentional Discipleship” drawn from Matthew 28:19-20, said Christians must be intentionally genuine in their commitment to Our Lord Jesus Christ and in making disciples who would avoid evil, and follow Christ’s Command and pursue His purpose with all their heart, mind and will.
Bishop Ihunwo who applauded the developmental strides of the Rivers State Government expressed gratitude to the State Chief Executive, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike, for his favourable disposition towards the Diocese of Niger Delta North and prayed the Almighty God to continue to grant him favour and good health as he governs the State.