Selected clergymen across the eight Local Government Areas of Bayelsa State are to be sponsored on holy pilgrimage to Israel this year.
Bayelsa State Governor, Hon. Seriake Dickson disclosed on Tuesday during the Monthly Praise Night, which coincided with activities commemorating of his birthday anniversary at the King of Glory Chapel, Government House, Yenagoa.
Governor Dickson, who noted that the move has become necessary as the country was warming up for the conduct of the 2015 elections, urged religious leaders not to relent in their prayers for the prevailing peace to be sustained.
The Governor called on the people of the State to remain steadfast and not to be swayed by those who do not have the interest of the State at heart, stressing that government was in the process of consolidating on its programmes and policies this year to put the State on the path of progress.
He called for tolerance, cooperation and understanding among the people, pointing out that President Goodluck Jonathan needed their prayers now more than any other time.
In his exhortation, the General Overseer of the Royal House of Grace, Apostle Zilly Aggrey, urged the Government and people to show more concern for vulnerable persons in the society.
Apostle Aggrey commended Governor Dickson for his efforts at making a difference in the lives of the people through his people-oriented projects and enjoined Government not to stop its sponsorship of pilgrims to the holy land in view of the spiritual benefits accruable form such exercise.
Highpoint of the event was the cutting of the birthday cake by Governor Dickson assisted by his wife, Dr. Rachel Dickson, the Deputy Governor, Retired Rear Admiral Gboribiogha John Jonah, Speaker of the State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Konbowei Benson and mother of the Governor, Mrs. Gold Coast Dickson
Bayelsa State Government Press Release
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