The General Overseer, Living Faith Church International was in Owerri today, Tuesday 17th June, 2014 to visit the Imo State Headquarters of the Church over the foiled bomb scare that took place at the church early hours of Sunday 15th June, 2014.
Bishop Oyedepo who paid courtesy call on Governor Rochas Okorocha in Government House, Owerri, thanked him for the quick intervention made to avert the planned disaster by the Boko Haram insurgence.
He regretted that the nation is being plagued by Boko Haram insurgence which has taken a great toll on the lives and property of innocent Nigerians. He therefore prayed for God’s intervention as well as to imbue our leaders the wisdom to stem the growing cancer of insurgence and terrorism.
The prelate who stressed that prompt action was needed by government at all levels to keep terrorism under check, noted that Boko Haram is beyond politics and urged all to join hands to fight the menace to ensure a peaceful and united Nigeria.
Responding, the Imo State Governor, Owelle Rochas Okorocha commended Bishop Oyedepo for his visit and assured that government is not relenting in its efforts to ensure security of lives and property of residents in the state.
He pointed out that the security and progress of Imo State is anchored on God as the state observes 10 minutes daily devotion to God. “Imo state is fortified by the Holy Ghost” he maintained.
Governor Okorocha commended the Living Faith Church for the role it is playing in uplifting the spiritual lives of people and also for her role in promoting education in the country by building one of the best universities – The Covenant University. He appealed to the Bishop to build a campus of the university in Imo State, while assuring that the state will provide the land for the project.