Gov. Ben Ayade of Cross River has urged Nigerians to practise the teachings of Pastor William Kumuyi, General Superintendent of the Deeper Christian Life Ministry (DCLM), to promote peace in the nation.
The governor made the appeal on Sunday, while speaking on the last day of the 2020 DCLM December Retreat in Akpabuyo Local Government Area (LGA) of Cross River.
The 2020 DCLM December Retreat, which is an annual event, started on Dec. 24, with the theme: “Turning Bitterness to Sweetness’’.
Ayade, who was represented by the Chairman of Akpabuyo LGA, Mr Emmanuel Bassey, encouraged Nigerians and members of the church present at the DCLM Camp Ground in Akpabuyo to imbibe the salient themes of the General Superintendent’s sermon.
He urged them to also spread Kumuyi’s good news, saying that it was reformative and aimed at ensuring peace in the state and nation at large.
Ayade said: “For the past four days, this programme has been on in this LGA, we have not had any case of kidnapping or robbery, which was gradually becoming frequent.
“I want to thank you for establishing your Camp Ground in Akpabuyo. We also covet the prayers of the church to surmount the challenges facing the state and nation.
“Also do well to inform us whenever you have a programme in this camp for us to render our own assistance.’’
Responding, the Cross River Overseer of DCLM, Pastor Edison Daminabo, thanked the officials of the state for attending the event and prayed that God would give them the wisdom to lead the state aright.