Rivers State Deputy Governor, Dr. Mrs. Ipalibo Harry Banigo, has assured the people of the Niger Delta Diocese that the 2020 Synod would open up great vistas of blessings to them.
Dr. Banigo stated this while speaking at St Alban's Church, Obuama, Kalabari West Archdeaconry, during the 3rd Session of the 23rd Synod, Niger Delta Diocese, Anglican Communion on Saturday, 31st October, 2020.
The Deputy Governor said “I believe this synod is going to save souls, it is going to heal lives, it is going to lift people, it is going to give you breakthrough like never before, it is going to be a synod like never before, and by the time you are going back you are going to say something special and miraculous happened to me in this visionary synod, 2020”.
Dr. Banigo who expressed delight that Obuama played host to the Synod disclosed that the progenitors of the community dedicated the community to the Almighty God.
“I know you are here in our home town and I believe that you would love the quiet scenery, and the peaceful disposition of the Harry's Town People. Our fore fathers have always loved Jesus Christ, if you go round this town, I make bold to say, it is one town all over Kalabari Land, go from the length, the breath, the North, the South, East and West, you will not see a single shrine, not one, that is the foundation on which this place is built.
Anybody who wants to build a contrary foundation cannot exist here”, Dr. Banigo stressed.
According to the Deputy Governor, Christians must continue to put their trust in the Lord because He reigns, He is the one that puts one down and another up, stressing that God rules in the midst of the nations.
In his Presidential Address, the Bishop Niger Delta Diocese, Rt. Rev. Ralph Ebirien appealed to the Rivers People to continue to maintain the peace which according to him would fast track the development of the State.
He said the Niger Delta Diocese would continue to support the Government as partners in progress.
The theme for the 2020 Synod of the Niger Delta Diocese is “The Lord is my Helper”.