Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has called for the grooming of children in the art of leadership so that the nation can witness sustained development.
In an address at the Centenary Celebration Thanksgiving of the Saint Michael’s Anglican Church, Rumuomasi Deanery yesterday, the governor said with children learning the art of leadership early in life, they will become proficient before they become adults.
The governor, who was represented by his wife, Justice Eberechi Suzzette Nyesom-Wike said: “We must encourage children to get involved in the process of leadership.
“When children are groomed early, they will perfect the art of leadership and contribute to the development of the society.”
Wike noted that all children, whether male or female, should be given the opportunity to grow in life.
He congratulated the Church on its Centenary celebration and noted how it has contributed to the growth of Christianity over the years.
The governor called on the Church to continue to pray for peace in the state so that development can be entrenched in all communities.
His wife adopted a member of the Church Choir, Kelvin Chike Obilor for his proficiency in music ministration.
In his sermon, Rt Rev. Innocent Ordu, Bishop of Evo Diocese called on the church to package her members to be development agents in the society.
He said the church should always work towards resolving challenges facing host communities.
As part of the Centenary celebration, Wike was conferred with an award of excellence for his outstanding performance in office.