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Those in position of authority must do more than prayer – Lawan

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The Senate President, Ahmad Ibrahim Lawan has said that those in positions of authority must do more than prayer while calling for continued prayers for the country.

Speaking at the special Thanksgiving Service and Reception of the Deputy President of the Senate, Distinguished Senator Ovie Omo-Agege in Effurun, Delta State on Sunday. He called for continued prayers for the country, but said that even while we pray, those in positions of authority must do more than prayer.

“We must work,” he said. He added that they were in Warri to give thanks to God for two reasons, the blessings God has bestowed on Senator Omo-Agege and for the blessing of having him as the Deputy President of the Senate. He further said the Senate, irrespective of party and individual interests has become one since his emergence and that of Senator Omo-Agege as President and Deputy President of the Senate, despite having contenders for the positions.

He acknowledged the presence of all Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) principal officers of the senate at the church service, Lawan said those of them in the senate are now facing the task of governance and have relegated politics to the background.

While thanking God for blessing bestowed on Senator Omo-Agege and prayed to him for more blessings so he can do more for the people, he described the Deputy President of the Senate as someone who is loyal, committed, dedicated, courageous and never shy away from responsibilities.

The event which began with a catholic mass at the Mother of the Redeemer Catholic Church was rounded up with a reception at the Holy Martyrs of Uganda Minor Seminary, both in Effurun, Delta State. It was attended by many notable figures within and around the state including serving and former governors, Senators and members of the National Assembly, party leaders and other top government functionaries.


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