The governor said his support for the Church is an altruistic service, rendered in appreciation of God’s benevolence towards his administration and the good people of Rivers State.
Represented by the Chief of Staff, Government House, Chief Emeka Woke, the governor reiterated that his administration’s support for the Church of Christ has never been politically motivated, rather it is in appreciation of God’s faithfulness to the State.
“When as a government, we support the work of God, people think that we do that for political reasons. They think maybe we want to get the support of the congregation of that particular ministry, no,” he said.
Wike noted that;
“We do that as Christians, because we realise the fact that except the God build the city those who labour will labour in vain; and except God watches over the city, the watchmen will only keep awake for nothing.”
Wike assured the church that whenever his administration is called upon to contribute to the propagation and evangelism of the gospel, it will not relent to support the Church.
However, He implored Christians to continue to pray for the success of his administration and the State.
According to him, the prayer of Christians has been a major source of strength of his administration since its inception in 2015.
“Even in governance, we won’t have been able to achieve anything without God. Look at the economy of the country today, but everyday, we are either commissioning or flagging off projects,” he said.
He further stressed that;
“People ask how do you do this? His Excellency will always say, this State is a Christian State, and this State is running a Jesus economy. In the Jesus economy, you give a little to the work of God and God multiples that little you have given in a million fold. It is with that we are able to execute our projects.”