Tony John, Port Harcourt
Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, has urged those saddled with the responsibility of handling security in the country, to take their jobs seriously to put an end to the carnage in the North East.
Wike stated this yesterday, while speaking during the 2018 National Missions Conference of Grace Covenant Ministries in Port Harcourt.
The governor, who spoke through his deputy, Ipalibo Harry Banigo, expressed sadness about the recent killing of some priests during a service and noted that Nigerians have to cry out to the Lord to put an end to the bloodbath.
“Let us not feel comfortable that it is not happening here. We must cry out to the Lord because it is only Him that can save our country.
“One thing that this nation cannot survive is a religious war, no part of this country can survive it, and we must be mindful and cry to the Lord to stop this bloodletting,” Wike said.
He called on the Inspector General of Police, the Armed Forces and the Department of State Service (DSS), as well as other security agencies, to stop beating about the bush and proffer solution to the killings.
He said Rivers is secure because the state government is hinged on Jesus Christ in addition to putting policies that guarantee the safety of lives and property.
Wike further charged Christians not to relax, because there are more territories to win for the Lord.
He said instead of Nigerians enslaving themselves with irrelevant things, they should speak and live out the gospel, which is the heartthrob of God.
Speaking on the theme: ‘So Send I You’, which was drawn from John 20:21b, the guest speaker, Bishop John Bienose, said the Kingdom of God is all about righteousness, peace and joy in the Holy Ghost.
He said in preaching the gospel, openness should be the hallmark of intent and there should be no veil when preaching, stressing that the message that saves is the message of the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ.
Earlier, presiding Bishop of the ministries, Winston Iwo, who is also the special adviser to Governor Wike on Religious Matters, said the vision of the ministries, born on May 1, 1999, is to take the gospel to African nations and beyond.
He described the ministries as a mission-oriented, which, according to him, has taken the vision to various villages of Taraba State in Nigeria, Kenya and Liberia, where thousands of souls were won for Christ in addition to providing, some of their physical needs and other social amenities.