The Oasis Reporters
May 17, 2021
The Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki; his Delta State counterpart, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa and former President Goodluck Jonathan on Sunday joined other dignitaries in celebrating with the President of the Rock of Ages Christian Assembly, Apostle Charles Osazuwa, on his 50th birthday anniversary.
2.— Godwin Obaseki (GGO) (@GovernorObaseki) May 16, 2021
What singles apostle Osazuwa out is his ability and capacity to use and link the challenges that we are having today as a country with the scripture. To use the Bible and use the message to give hope to our people, particularly the young ones. pic.twitter.com/i1iqCUtU5u
Obaseki, who spoke at the birthday thanksgiving service in Benin City, hailed Apostle Osazuwa for using the word of God in addressing the modern realities and challenges the country is faced with.
He noted: “What singles you out is your ability and capacity to use and link the challenges that we are having today as a country with the scripture. To use the Bible and use the message to give hope to our people, particularly the young ones.
“Apostle Osazuwa understands the role of God and the role of scripture in our modern society. Nobody in my view has been able to explain it the way he does. I listened to your message this morning. No pastor will have done it better.
“Government helps to organize us and when the government fails to help us express ourselves, it is the church and men of God like you that help us pick up the pieces; the government will always be grateful to people like you,” the governor added.
On his part, Goodluck Jonathan said: “One thing about life is what you leave behind. How you impact society is what the people will remember you for. Just at 50 years, you have impacted significantly on many lives. I was touched with your message today, just like what other speakers said that we will take home.
“One thing they said which touches me and that has been my own belief, mostly when I started politics, is not to use a temporary privilege, a temporary position that God has given to you to punish people.
“Some of the things I did while in office, which people made reference to, were because of that belief not to use my position to cause the death of anybody. Any position I have occupied, my divine providence should not be used to create hardship for people,” he added.
Also, Delta State Governor, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa, said that the voice of the church would help proffer solutions to the current challenges the nation is facing.
He urged the church to continue to speak truth to power.
Earlier, Apostle Osazuwa, the President of the Rock of Ages Christian Assembly tasked political leaders to make life meaningful for the masses, adding, “King David used his position to make things easier for the children of Israel. I encourage our governors and all politicians not to use their position to cause pain in the life of the people.”