We must tolerate dissenting views, Governor tells Nigerian leaders

Delta State Governor, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa (middle); his wife Dame Edith (right) and Rt. Revd. Peter Onekpe, at the Thanksgiving of, 3rd Session of the 6th Synod of the Diocese of Ika Church of Nigeria-Anglican Communion, held at Cathedral Church of St’ Jonh, Agbor. PIX; JIBUNOR SAMUEL.

The Delta State Governor, Ifeanyi Okowa, has urged those in position of authority to guard against arrogance and be careful about who they take advise from.

Mr Okowa made the call on Sunday at the 6th synod of the Ika Diocese of the Anglican Communion held at the Cathedral Church of St. John, Agbor, Ika South local government area of Delta State.

“Those of us in leadership positions must guard against arrogance. People flatter us and in the end, we sideline those who will tell us the truth,” the governor said, adding, “every leader must be careful of who they take advice from, listen to contrary views even when we do not like their guts.”

He commended the theme for the synod which is, ‘Finishing Strong,’ observing, “the principle of finishing strong runs across the Bible because, God wants us to finish strong and finish well., it is not about how you start but, how you finish.”

“As Christians, we must be strong and of good courage, it is all about our relationship with our Lord, Jesus Christ, with what is happening around us, it is time to unite, it is time for committing ourselves to prayers,” the governor who was accompanied to the service by his wife, Dame Edith, and political office holders, said.

Earlier in a sermon, Andrew Igenoza had said “finishing strong is beyond the principal, it is spiritual, be ready to finish strong by being in the Lord.”

Delta State Governor, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa (middle); his wife Dame Edith (right) receiving a gift from Dame Mercy Onekpe, at the 3rd Session of the 6th Synod of the Diocese of Ika Church of Nigeria-Anglican Communion, held at Cathedral Church of St’ Jonh, Agbor. PIX; JIBUNOR SAMUEL.
Hon. Raymond Mgbakor (middle); his wife, Mrs. Onyi (left) receiving an Award from, Dame Mercy Onekpe, at the 3rd Session of the 6th Synod of the Diocese of Ika Church of Nigeria-Anglican Communion, held at Cathedral Church of St’ Jonh, Agbor. PIX; JIBUNOR SAMUEL.

NEVER MISS A THING AGAIN! Subscribe to our newsletter

* indicates required

DOWNLOAD THE PREMIUM TIMES MOBILE APP

Now available on

  Premium Times Android mobile applicationPremium Times iOS mobile applicationPremium Times blackberry mobile applicationPremium Times windows mobile application

TEXT AD: To place a text-based advert here. Call Willie - +2347088095401


All rights reserved. This material and any other material on this platform may not be reproduced, published, broadcast, written or distributed in full or in part, without written permission from PREMIUM TIMES.