Sunday 22nd October, 2017
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Gov Umahi urges churches to shun hate speeches

Gov Umahi urges churches to shun hate speeches

Governor of Ebony State, David Uma­hi, has appealed to churches not to join the bandwagon of those spreading hate speeches across in the country.

Umahi, at the 2017 Fa­ther’s Day celebration by the Christ Embassy in Abaka­liki on Sunday, pointed out that hate speeches were ca­pable of igniting war in the country.

He said, “We need to pray for our nation.” The governor went on to ad­monish churches, pointing out that war is not a good thing.

Umahi, in a statement by his Chief Press Secre­tary, Emma Anya, added: “I want us as a church not to join the bandwagon of such spreading of hate. No matter how much you are despised or maltreated, the word of God still tells us to show love.

“Those who are beating the drums of war have not witnessed war before. If there is war, the church will no longer come together; I believe with our prayers, we can avert every plans of the devil.”

Umahi also used the oc­casion to encourage the people not to depend so much on government but to work hard to overcome the economic challenges facing the country. He urged Eb­onyi indigenes and settlers to take advantage of his administration’s empower­ment schemes by engaging in productive ventures.

The governor also ad­vised those who are mak­ing it big in various fields to carry others along, pointing out that such behaviour would help in the propaga­tion of the gospel.

“We need to work hard. The economy is not getting better. Of course, that’s what the Bible says. We leaders get text messages everyday telling us that ‘we worked for you; we made you to be governor; we made you to be commissioner; we made you to be this and that. We want opportunity to serve.