By: VITALIS UGOH, Calabar
It was all songs of praise and thanksgiving as members of the Cross River State House of Assembly and their families converged at the floor of the House to thank God for His mercies over their lives and for the respose of their late colleague.
It would be recalled that the member representing Obudu in the State House of Assembly, Hon. Ukpakpan S. Akomaye, passed on to glory few weeks ago after a brief illness.
Conducting the service in honour of late Akomaye, the Minister of God from the Assembles of God, District Superintendent, Evangelist Usang Eyo.Esith, regretted that alot of people do not believe in the existence of God, hence they perished.
He said “we are living in a world where some people live without the fear of God”.
Speaking on the topic “Fear God”, said man can make a promise and fail, but God cannot fail man if we fear Him.
Essiet said “fear God because we all live by the grace of God, adding that when one is lifted up he automatically becomes the target of the wicked and the devil”.
He prayed God to protect, guide as well as to stop untimelyand premature death amongst
members of the House, noting that “the grace of God is our strength”.
Said he ” anyone that is in Christ is born to survive. Jesus is the answer. He is the only way and He seats at the right hand of God”.
He also prayed for the leaders in the country as well as in the state for God to fill them with enough wisdom to govern and rule.
Earlier, the Speaker, Rt. Hon. John Gaul Lebo, on behalf of the legislators, promised that the legislators have vowed to improve on their spiritual upliftment.
He acknowledged the fact that “Jesus Christ”is the only way and saviour for man to follow.
Lebo reminded them that there are more challenges ahead especially as “we are entering I to election period”.
He urged them to arm themselves with prayers so as to surmount all manner of attack or evil plans against them”.
The Speaker said that the legislators would endeavour to full fill all their election promises to those who elected them into office and.sued for cooperation.
In a related development, the Speaker Lebo presented an award to the House by the Arewa Media Publication as the 3rd best Runned House of Assembly in the country as well as an award of Excellence to him by the company.
He was also adjudged the Best Performed Speaker in Nigeria in 2017.