Delta State governor, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa has said religious leaders have great roles to play in ensuring positive attitudinal change in the youths.
According to the governor, the mindset of the youths should be constructed to be engaged in positive developmental activities, noting that “if we do not construct the human mind positively, it can be very dangerous, more dangerous than bomb.”
The governor spoke yesterday when he played host to the South-South zone of the Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN, led by Archbishop God-Do-Well Avwomakpa.
Governor Okowa stated that the country was passing through difficult periods with the activities of Boko Haram and increase in societal vices, which he observed could only be corrected with consistent efforts aimed at changing the mindset of the people, especially the youths.
“Our country is passing through very trying times. There is insurgency in the north and there is increase in social vices in other parts of the country; that is why we need religious leaders to be prayerful and send message of positive attitude among the people. We believe that there is nothing that is impossible before God. God never fails and we will continue to look up to Him; we should continue to pray for our nation and our state,” the governor said.
He challenged religious leaders to take the message of God to every community, nothing that, “I want to call on religious leaders to take the gospel to our various communities at this time where there is kidnapping, crime and the heart of our children have been turned to evil, that soothing word of God may be what they need to turn them to positive change; the church need to impact on the life of our people for greater Christian living.”
Archbishop Avwomakpa said the CAN was visiting different states of the South-South to pray with the people on various issues affecting them.

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