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Wike thankful for election victory as Abere charges christians to be grateful


[FILES] Nyesom Wike

The Bishop of Okrika Diocese, Anglican Communion, Rt. Rev. Tubokosemie Abere has charged Christians to cultivate the attitude of gratitude.

At the thanksgiving service held at St. Paul’s Cathedral Church Diobu, Port Harcourt, organised in honour of Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike, and his Deputy, Dr. (Mrs.) Ipalibo Harry Banigo for electoral victory and successful inauguration, the Diocesan Bishop said Paul enjoined believers to give thanks to God in every situation, bearing in mind that He is in charge of people’s lives and in control of every situation.

He congratulated Wike and his Deputy for a successful first tenure and thanked God for subduing the storms during the elections and restoring peace in Rivers.

Speaking on the topic: “An Attitude of Gratitude,” Abere said Christians should rejoice in good times and bad times because God works everything together for the good of those who love Him and are called according to His purpose.

He noted that a persistent prayer lifestyle brings about greater knowledge and understanding of God.

While highlighting the importance of thanksgiving, the Bishop called on the people of the state to accept the olive branch and reconciliation movement the state government is offering. He said the youths in the state are not violent, but individuals desiring government’s care.

He urged the government to promptly pay pension and gratuity, as well as keep up the good work of ensuring timely payment of civil servants’ salaries. He also called on civil servants to reciprocate with diligence in service.

He also urged the government, the people and traditional rulers to synergise in the area of security in the state, saying: “If there is no security, there will be no economic, political, religious or even individual growth.”

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