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Wike to set up Christian Trust Fund


Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has stated that the State Government will  set up a Trust Fund to cater for the needs of indigent clerics and  some members  of the  laity.



The governor  explained  that the Trust Fund will be a revolving scheme that will be managed by the leaders of the Christian Community in order for it to be self-sustaining  over the years.

Speaking when he granted  audience to the pentecostal leaders of International Church Impact Communion  (ICICI) at the Government House, Port Harcourt on Monday, Governor noted that poor clerics will be the main beneficiaries  of  the Trust Fund.

He said: "We have resolved  to set a Trust Fund  for Christians in the state. This trust fund will cater mainly for clerics, especially  those who are distressed, but lack resources  to  cater for their needs.

"Since Rivers State  is purely  a Christian State, we must show that we are truly a Christian State. The Ecumenical Centre  we are building  will be commissioned in May. The Government House Chapel has also been  completed".


He said that the  Rivers State Government  has been  sustained  in the last two years  by the prayers of the Christian Community .

"We are here because of the  prayers of Christians and the Grace of God  . The relative peace we enjoy is because the church has consistently prayed for us", he said.

Leader of the International Church Impact Communion (ICICI), Archbishop John Praise said the Church is happy with the achievements  of Governor Wike  and his commitment to the welfare of Christians.

He commended the governor  for investing  to positively  affect generations to come. Archbishop Praise said no level of  attacks  on Governor Wike  will cut short his administration.

He said: "Governor Wike is working  to please God and not to please any man. Everything happening in the state  is amazing ".

Presiding Pastor of the Royal House of Grace, Apostle Zilly Aggrey  said that the pentecostal  leaders  were happy to learn of the outstanding  performance of the governor in different areas.


The Pentecostal Leaders who are in Rivers State  for a Special Prayer Session for the state, offered prayers for the administration of Governor Wike and Rivers State.

The governor later took the leaders of the International Church Impact Communion on the inspection of projects at the Government House and the State Ecumenical Centre.