As Christians all over the world celebrate Christmas, Delta State Governor, Senator Dr Ifeanyi Okowa, has called on the people to reconcile themselves with God and their neighbours.
The governor made the call on Friday night, December 21, 2018 at a festival of Nine Lessons and Carols christened, “an Evening of Praise” organised by the Ministry of Information, The Pointer Newspaper, Delta Broadcasting Service, Asaba and Warri in conjunction with office of the Executive Assistant to the Governor on Religious Matters, at the Stephen Keshi Stadium, Asaba.
According to the governor, “reconciliation with God is the reason for the season which is about our Lord, Jesus Christ.”
“Once you are reconciled with God, you will reconcile with man; you will stay away from sin and the blessing of God will flow in you,” Governor Okowa said, adding, “it is time to prepare a room in your heart for Jesus Christ because, once you have done that, you will receive peace.”
The State Commissioner for Information, Mr. Patrick Ukah, in his welcome address, noted that when the state hosted a similar event last year at the Cenotaph in Asaba, he believed that this year’s edition would hold inside the Stephen Keshi Stadium also in Asaba.
Mr. Ukah, who is also the Chairman of the organizing committee of the ceremony, said that what was then a grand ambition has become a reality today as a result of the grand vision of the Governor of the State, Senator Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa.
Chairman, Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Snr Apostle Sylvanus Okorote, in a sermon asserted that, “God as the author of peace, reconciled man to Himself through His son, Jesus Christ; once you are reconciled with God, you are a new creature.”
He condemned ritual killings and cautioned politicians against political killings ahead of 2019 general elections.