Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State has said the state needs to intensify prayers and believe in God because Satan, the adversary is at work.
The governor however noted that despite this, no power can bring him down because he is “solidly and comfortably rooted” in God.
Wike, who made this remark at the Rivers State Headquarters of the Living Faith Church in Port Harcourt during a special Christmas church service on Sunday, explained that the state would continue to overcome trials and oppressive tendencies through God’s grace.
The governor in the company of his wife, children, and other top executives of the state pointed out that while other states were battling economic downturn, Rivers State had been operating “a Jesus economy,” which entailed divine provision and sustenance.
In his words: “No power can bring me down because I am solidly and comfortably rooted in God. My belief in God strengthens me at all times. We want you to continue to pray for this state because Satan is at work.
“If God be for us, nobody can be against us. We have had turbulent times, but we have always come out victorious. This state is a Christian state. Therefore, we shall continue to collaborate with the Church,” the governor said.
He assured the people that the state government would support schools owned by churches with grants, adding that the ongoing construction of the State Ecumenical Centre would be completed by May, 2017.
Wike recalled that the Church stood by him right from the campaign period till date.
The governor called on the Church to continue to pray for his administration for God’s protection and wisdom.