Education, Knowledge Of God Bedrock For Peaceful Co-Existence, Says Okowa

Delta State Governor, Ifeanyi Okowa
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Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State has described the knowledge of God and education as the bedrock for a peaceful co-existence.
The governor stated this over the weekend at the 10th anniversary celebration of the creation of Western Izon Diocese of the Anglican Communion and the launching of N100 million Development Fund at the Cathedral Church of St. Mathew, Patani.
According to him, with the knowledge of God and proper education of the people, there will be peaceful co-existence among the people which will give room for development.
He assured the people that he will not compromise on his prosperity agenda for all Deltans but, urged the people to embrace peace and be committed towards been educated.
“We are witnessing a new generation of men transforming their communities with power of God, we should also know that education is very important because, prosperity can only come when there is peace and the real peace can only come from God,” he said.
Governor Okowa urged Christians to always be of good behaviour as the best means of evangelization, asserting, “the church is not the building, the church is the membership, Christians and you should try to evangelise not only through preaching but by what you do, your actions portrays who you are.”
He congratulated the church for the progress it has recorded, reiterating that his administration would always cooperate with the church.
“The state will partner with the church to develop our people, when the church grows, there will be peace in the land because the church plays major roles to ensure that the state is able to survive,” he said.
He used the occasion to decry agitations for the establishment of institutions of higher learning in their localities without consideration for the quality of education been offered by such institutions emphasizing the need for education summit in the state.
A retired Justice of the Supreme Court, Justice Francis Tabai (rtd), observed that education and Christianity were very important to ensure the development of the people and appealed to Governor Okowa to pay attention to staffing of secondary schools in the riverine communities.
In a speech, the Bishop of the Diocese of Western Izon, Rt. Rev. Edafe Emamezi, thanked Governor Okowa for appointing deserving persons into positions of authority observing that “the posterity agenda is not a ruse.”

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