Religious bodies in Delta State Agrees to work in Unity.

Religious bodies in Delta state in a meeting held on August 22, 2015 at government house Asaba, the state capital, had agreed to work in unity to ensure peace and development in the state.
The meeting which was chaired by the Executive Assistant to the Governor, Senator (Dr.) Ifeanyi Okowa on Religious Matters, Bishop Greatman O.G Nmalagu was called to seek for unity among all religious groups in the state and to brief the leaders of the prayer plans for the 24th Anniversary Celebration of Delta State, on 27 August, 2015.
While welcoming them to the meeting, the governor’s aide reminded the various religious leaders of the Christians, Islamic and traditionalist that as Delta state celebrates her 24 years, the need for more and closer unity among the people is highly required, for it is only a united and peaceful state, a meaningful development that will lead to prosperity for all will be attained, and as such the issue of unity and peace should be a prerogative of all, and the religious bodies should champion it.
According to him, “It is only when there is peace, there will be unity and prosperity for all”.
Bishop Nmalagu said the meeting was an important one as it was the first between his office and the various religious bodies in the state, which are central to the SMART agenda of the Okowa administration, on peace building and cooperation.
The various religious leaders in the state in their responses agreed with the government that without unity, peace, proper development will not be attained in the state, and as such there is the need to work in support of the present government lead by Senator Ifeanyi Okowa to achieve better social economic development for all, which the leaders agreed to unanimously support the government to achieve this.
Those present in the meeting were the Senior Special Assistant to the governor on Religious Matters, Rev. (Dr.) Ben Golley, Rev. (Dr.) Gideon Oyibo, the leader of the Christian Association of Nigeria, (CAN), Alhaji Mohammed, the leader of the Muslims and a representative of the Traditionalists in the state in the person of the King of Utuokpo kingdom, His Royal Majesty, Pastor Solomon and others.