Governor Godswill Akpabio of Akwa Ibom State has attributed the many problems in the country to false prophecies by some clergy men, admonishing the genuine ones to always speak the mind of God concerning the country.
Akpabio, who stated this at a Gala night in honour of the participants of the 28th General Assembly of Christian Council of Nigeria in Uyo, observed: “A lot of problems we have in this country are because some Bishops and Pastors speak when God has not spoken.
“A greater percentage of problems in this country are caused by false prophecies. In your daily ministration, you must always allow God to lead you. Don’t speak when God has not spoken”.
He thanked the Council for the recognition, and admonished its members to remain focused as leaders in their various churches.
The President of the council, Most Rev. Emmanuel J. Udofia, who announced conferment of the Most Church Friendly Governor Award on the governor, said the award was in recognition of Akpabio’s “qualitative leadership and exemplary service to the church and humanity”.
Most Rev. Udofia noted: “In appreciation of your good work to God and humanity, the church honours you with the Most church-friendly Governor award”.