The Governor made the call, June 10 2015, in Asaba when the General Overseer of Deeper Life Bible Ministry, Pastor William Kumuyi paid him a courtesy visit.
According to him, religious leaders have strong roles to play in ensuring good governance, stable polity and progressive society.
He stated, “I urge religious leaders to continue to pray for the nation and give counselling to leaders in government, otherwise, they will derail,” adding, “I thank God for the way Nigeria is progressing, as a nation, we need a lot of prayers and counselling.”
“Since 1999, we have been able to uphold democracy, transiting from one government to another, during the 2015 general elections, people were apprehensive but God proved Himself, I thank God for granting us peaceful elections and transition,” he said.
The Governor also, challenged religious leaders to make the youths embrace the gospel of Christ for a better society to be achieved, observing that there are a lot of challenges in the country today because, people are no longer adhering to the words of God.
He said, “we are glad you are in Delta State to teach the words of God, a lot of people will gain from you, a lot of people are putting Christ behind, especially the youths and it is not good, the more we teach the gospel, the better for the upbringing of the children and the nation.”
Senator Okowa who used the occasion to assure Deltans that he will govern with the fear of God and be accountable to the people, called for patience and understanding amongst Deltans reiterating that the prosperity agenda would be delivered to the good of the people.
Earlier, Pastor Kumuyi, accompanied by his wife, Esther and a host of Pastors, said he was in Delta State for five days crusade and prayed for the Governor, his Deputy, the government and people of Delta State.