Governor Emmanuel Uduaghan
Delta State Governor, Dr. Emmanuel Uduaghan, Sunday, said he was committed to the development of the state with state Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) Chairman, Comrade Williams Akporehe, describing him as a good family man, ruling Delta with the fear of God.
The NLC chairman implored Deltans not to relent in their support for Uduaghan, saying he has good intentions for the state.
At a thanksgiving service held at the First Baptist Church in Warri to mark the 25th anniversary of his marriage, the governor assured Deltans that he would still do more for them before the end of his tenure in 2015.
At the well attended church thanksgiving service including were elder statesman like Chief E.K. Clark, President of Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Pastor Ayo Oritsejafor and host of others, Uduaghan said the challenges of leadership were enormous, but that he was determined to leave a lasting legacy behind.
He said: “I am committed to the development of the state. There is no way one government can do everything, but since we are still around, we will do our best for Deltans before we leave office in 2015. Developing all parts of the state is not easy, but I want to remain focused and committed to good governance in the state. We have done a lot in these past years and we are still ready to do more for the remaining two years.”
While urging the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) and other religion bodies to continue to pray for peace in Delta State and the country in general, the Governor said there is no position of authority one holds in the country that was easy.
“Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) should pray for President Goodluck Jonathan. No position that you hold in Nigeria is easy. The President requires prayers from all of us; he means well for the country. There are a lot of challenges you are confronted with as a leader. The President requires our support,” he said.
The Host Pastor, Rev. Challenge Ugbede while preaching on the topic; “Why We Pray,” said that people who pray daily get answers from God quickly.
“Prayer is the duty of all human beings. Many people need peace, but do not ask for it, until you ask for it, God will not do it. Prayer is a continuous action for the believers. We need to pray for kidnappers to stop what they are doing and prayers will disgrace all those who are feeding fat on pensioners’ money. Prayers will bring out transparent civil service reform. It will make the church to be what it should be. It will change our theological understanding,” he said.