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Don’t Seek Power At All Cost, Okowa Tells Ministers Of Gospel

Posted: Jan 3, 2016 at 4:04 pm   /   by   /   comments (0)
As Anglican Communion Consecrates Three Bishops
THREE Bishops were Sunday January 3 2016Ifeanyi Okowa

consecrated by the Primate of the Anglican Communion, Most Rev. Nicholas Okoh at an occasion where Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State urged Ministers of God to resist the temptation to seek power at all cost.

According to Governor Okowa, 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,” Senator Okowa said at the ceremony which took place at the Cathedral of All Saints, Ughelli, Delta State.
The Bishops who were consecretated 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).
While congratulating the new Bishops, Governor Okowa said consecration is about the church and humanity.
“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.” The Governor observed.
He stressed that the country is a
 nation in desperate need of prayer; “it is going to take something miraculous or supernatural to turn the current situation around,” the Governor said, adding that the church has responsibility for the nation because, the spiritual controls the physical.
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.