The Governor of Akwa Ibom State, Umo Eno, has encouraged the church to get involved in nation-building.
This call was part of his highlight at the dedication of the Sure Word Assembly Church’s new auditorium ‘The Megalife Cathedral’.
While speaking to journalists, Eno said, “The church has the responsibility to mould lives and be the vanguard of society.”
Describing himself as a pastor who believes that the church must do more than it is doing now, the governor charged the church to get involved.
“We don’t just preach sin. People are content when they’re within the four walls of the church.
“We talk and don’t get involved. I want the church to begin to get involved in nation-building,” says Eno.
The ceremony also marked the diamond jubilee of the church’s founder, Dr Dennis Inyang. He also presented his autobiography, Keep Moving.
For Inyang, the dedication, birthday and book presentation are celebrations of God’s grace.
“That I have lived long enough to celebrate 60 years is an achievement,” he expressed. “Some born at the same time as me are not alive today.”
He narrated his brush with death six times. “I could have died in any of those times but God is merciful to me.”
Inyang is confident that the edifice being dedicated is an expression of God’s grace and their faith in God.
He emphasised: “We are so happy that friends came from far and near to rejoice with us” while appreciating guests and loved ones.