Okowa Warns Nigerians Against Desperation For Wealth
Delta State Governor, Ifeanyi Okowa, has decried the desperation for wealth and material possession among Nigerians, urging the people to be more committed to the affairs of God.
Okowa stated this at the synod of the Asaba Diocese of the Anglican Communion held at St. Paul’s Anglican Church, Ubulu-Okiti, Aniocha South Local Government area of the state on Sunday.
Okowa said, “The inordinate desire for wealth and material possession inevitably results in compromise, covetousness and corruption. This is, perhaps, our greatest undoing as a nation today as people want to make money at all costs.
“The results are what we are seeing all around us: rise in cases of ritual killings, kidnappings, advance fee fraud (popularly known as yahoo yahoo ), violent crimes and even occultism in churches.
“While God is committed to meeting our needs, it is also His will that we do not make making money our main pursuit in life.
“His command remains that we seek His kingdom first and all other things will be added.”
The governor said Nigeria needed many God-fearing leaders at this critical time.
He said the nation was in need of leaders, who will think less of themselves but more of the people that they have been called to serve.
Okowa added that it was against the divine order for any leader to attempt to use his position to oppress the people.