December 26, 2013 | General News
Uduaghan, Akpabio Warns Against Criminality
BEVERLY HILLS, CA, December 26, (THEWILL) - Delta State Governor, Dr Emmanuel Uduaghan and his Akwa Ibom State counterpart, Dr Godswill Akpabio have warned criminals and people with evil intentions to change from their ways or be prepared for the consequence of their actions. The Governors gave the warning on Thursday in Warri, Delta State during the end of year empowerment programme of the World of Life Bible Church and Eagle Flight Micro-Finance Bank Limited. Governor Uduaghan urged people of the state to take advantage of the different empowerment programmes going on in the country and desist from criminal activities in any form, warning that the penalty for criminality was jail term and death. He observed that God has endowed every human being, including the physically-challenged with abilities to make it in life, explaining that what every individual required was to put his or her head and hands to profitable use. Uduaghan commended President of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Pastor Ayo Oritsejafor for the annual empowerment programme, which he admitted was complementing his administration's poverty alleviation programme. The Governor added that the empowerment programme of the church was not only reducing poverty but helping to drive away criminality and consequently promoting peace and security in the state. Akpabio on his part, while lauding the initiative of the church , urged persons at the gathering to take advantage of the programme and shun all forms of criminality that could bring dire consequences to them. He commended the transparent process that produced winners of the various items given out at the occasion, which he likened to the electoral process put in place by the administration of President Goodluck Jonathan. Pastor Oritsejafor in his response commended the two Governors and the dignitaries who graced the event for their contributions towards the alleviation of poverty, and used the occasion to pray for the state and the country. Six Hyundai Verna cars, twelve tricycles popularly known as Keke, and one hundred grinding machines were given to benefitting individuals through raffle draws. Eagle Flight Micro Finance Bank Limited also gave out items such as television sets, giant refrigerators, washing machines, among others items to their loyal customers at the occasion.