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Okowa says 2022 will be a better year for Nigerians

Okowa says 2022 will be a better year for Nigerians

Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State has expressed optimism that the coming year of 2022 would be a better year for Nigerians.

Okowa stated this at the Delta State Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols held at Stephen Keshi Stadium, Asaba on Thursday.

Governor Okowa flanked by his wife, Edith, took the first lesson titled “the fall of man” while his Deputy, Kingsley Otuaro took the second reading.

The governor said that the year 2021 was a challenging year for Nigerians but expressed hope that 2022 would be a better year for the nation.

He urged Christians to renew their hope in God as he alone could turn around the fortunes of the people.

“Let me wish everyone here a merry Christmas and a happy new year in advance.

“There is no doubt that the year has been very tough for so many Nigerians and Deltans are not excluded from the challenges of the nation.

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“But there is hope for tomorrow and all I pray and ask of you is to stay faithful in God and to realise that in Christ Jesus we have hope for tomorrow.

“I thank you for coming to this event because in all things we have to give thanks to God and it is on an occasion like this that we appreciate God for our lives.

“We must realise that despite the challenges of the year we are all alive to see today and it is my hope and prayer that God will bless all of us as we enter the year 2022.

“It is my hope that the year 2022 will be better than the year 2021 and may the Lord renew your strength and provide you with all your needs,” Okowa prayed.

Zilly Aggrey, an apostle who was a guest minister at the occasion, in his exhortation urged Christians to show appreciation to God for his incredible love to humanity as demonstrated by his son Jesus.

The cleric said God never makes mistakes because his word never fails, adding that nothing any man could do would escape God’s judgement.

He commended Governor Okowa for his tremendous support to the christendom in the state.