Warri – Governor of Delta State, Senator Ifeanyi Arthur Okowa has urged Christians to maintain the unity of the Christian faith appealing to Christian leaders to be alive to their roles of fostering peace and development in the society through their messages.
Okowa spoke on Sunday during the thanksgiving service of Hon Michael Diden, on his appointment and inauguration as Chairman of the Delta State Oil Producing Area Development Commission, DESOPADEC at the Mega Praise Bible Church, Sapele, Delta State, with the Deputy President of the Nigerian Senate, Senator Ovie Omo-Agege leading heavyweights of the APC family in Delta State to the thanksgiving and stealing the show with his impressive appearance which saw the congregation giving him a standing ovation for about 10 minutes during the service.
The governor noted that Hon Diden, popularly called Ejele was a political force in Delta state which, he said, cannot be denied as he had paid his dues as a committed political leader.
He called on Deltans to continue to support the present administration as he was committed to delivering on his campaign promises.
In his sermon during the service, Hon Micheal Diden harped on the place of loyalty in political ascendancy urging politicians to keep faith with their leaders in difficult times and when things are rosy.
The service was attended by top government functionaries across the state including Senator James Manager for Delta South, commissioners etc.
Though he did not utter a word, Senator Ovie Omo-Agege was on everybody’s lips as his coming with a retinue of APC leaders was hailed by all.
Among those on the Deputy Senate President’s entourage were Hon Revd Francis Waive, member representing Udu/Ughelli Federal Constituency in the House of Representatives; Chief Bernard Okumagba, Managing Director designate for NDDC, Mrs Stella Okotete, NEXIM bank Executive Director, the three APC members in the Delta State House of Assembly among others.
Meanwhile, Governor Okowa has commended the contractor handling the rehabilitation works on the Benin/Warri Highway, describing the job done so far as appreciable.
He spoke when he visited the site on Sunday to ascertain the level of works done so far.