Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi yesterday called on the Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria to continue to galvanize its membership into a strong prayerful group whose activities would help place the nation on the path of probity and sustainable growth.
The governor spoke yesterday in Enugu when he received the leaders of PFN led by its National President, Dr. Felix Omobude, at the Government House, Enugu and pledged his administration’s support to the church in its effort to ensure that the work of God continues to flourish in the state.
The state’s chief executive noted that the responsibilities placed on shoulders of leaders and the pressure to deliver the expectations of the people are immense, assuring that with source of power from God and the support and prayers of the church that they would surely succeed.
Governor Ugwuanyi observed that the PFN as a body comprising over 286 denominations had made and continues to make very positive and significant contributions to the development of the society through its unrelenting propagation of faith and promotion of values and principles that lead to the betterment of the society.
The governor urged the body to continue in its worthy path and to intensify its efforts to ensure that she remained the notable force and voice that it has become in the socio-economic life of the society. The leader of the group, Dr. Omobude informed the governor that he was on a nationwide tour of various fellowships locations to identify tasks ahead in the church with a view to improving on them.
He noted that the church is the umbrella organization of all the Pentecostals in the country, adding that it is the fastest growing church in Nigeria.
According to him, in every city or town or village, on all gatherings, the church is over the place. The clergy observed that associated with this fast growth are challenges of managing the growth. He added that he was in the state to synergize and strengthen up a common ground with the state government with a view to enhancing the church’s values for the future in the state.