Bayelsa State Governor, Honourable Henry Seriake Dickson has called on the people of the state and the entire Ijaw nation to make judicious use of the newly dedicated 10,000-seater Ecumenical Centre in the State Capital, pointing out that, it affords them an opportunity to consistently reconnect back to God.
The governor, who gave the charge during the maiden meeting of the Board of the magnificent worship centre, noted that, the structure is not just a building, but a House of God as well as a solution ground.
He emphasized the importance of a befitting place of worship for the Almighty God in the State, because of His manifold blessings to the government and people of the State, as evidenced in the steady progress Bayelsa is making in all spheres of human endeavor.
In a press statement signed by the Governor’s Chief Press Secretary, Francis Ottah Agbo, the Governor noted that, it was for these and other reasons, God has chosen great men to serve in the management board of the Ecumenical Centre to further underscore His love for the state and His relevance in the affairs of the people.
Honourable Dickson, who called for the proper maintenance of the edifice, also expressed gratitude to members of the Board for accepting to serve, even at a very short notice.
“We want men of God, leaders of the body of Christ who understand the significance of this building to oversee it for the development and prosperity of our people.
“This is a special prayer house; it is not just a building, and I am calling on our people to take advantage of this symbol and connect with the almighty, we have tested fathers of the faith in this land who will be here to guide and counsel you.
“I will like all Bayelsans and Ijaw nation to take advantage of it, we are rededicating our Ijaw nation back to God”.
Governor Dickson equally used the occasion to urge Bayelsans, who wish to offer voluntary services, especially in the area of proper clean-up of the surroundings of the centre and other relevant duties to liaise with the members of the Board.
Speaking to newsmen shortly after the meeting, the chairman of the Board, Pastor Doutimi Amatare described the edifice, as the first of its kind in the country, stressing that, the board would do everything possible to ensure that, it is adequately maintained to serve its purpose to God and humanity.
He also commended Governor Dickson for the confidence reposed in them by finding them worthy to oversee the running of the centre.