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Anglican cleric charges Okowa, politicians on good governance


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Dr. Theophilus Usikaro, a Venerable in the Diocese of Sapele, Anglican Communion, has congratulated Governor Ifeanyi Okowa on his reelection, and charged him to continue delivering on good governance.

TheNewsGuru (TNG) reports Usikaro, who gave the charge on Sunday, also tasked political office holders, especially Christian politicians in Nigeria to be the difference in politics, to serve as model for generations to come.

He said Christians today stand a better chance to do greater, and better in politics, while also charging the politicians to emulate and take inspiration from the success of past leaders such as Martin Luther King, Jr.

“No matter how corrupt and depraved Nigeria may appear, there is always a godly remnant whose lives conduct and approach to leadership and governance or public service should serve as a model for younger and less experienced persons who desire to make a positive difference in their political careers,” he said.

Usikaro, who is in charge of the Jeddo Archdeaconry of the Sapele Diocese of the Anglican Communion, in his message, draw the attention of Governor Okowa to the state of roads in Jeddo community.

He stressed on the importance of the community, saying a community being impacted by activities of Warri Refinery and Petrochemical Company (WRPC) and the Nigeria Gas Company (NGC) should enjoy better dividends of democracy.

He said it is not out of order if government should dualize the one-way road leading into Jeddo, Ugbokodo, Ughoton, and other neighbouring communities, due to massive urbanization taking place in the communities, and the traffic congestion the people suffer.

While commending the Governor for commencing construction work on the new Okpe road, which he said would decongest traffic from the main road leading into the communities, he said dualizing the main road would speed up the urbanization of that axis of the Warri metropolis.

Usikaro said this is in line with the urbanization agenda of the Okowa government.

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