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Governor Wike calls for promotion of indigenous languages

R-L: Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike, Chairman, Christian Association of Nigeria, Okrika Branch, Pastor Reuben Bilepe and Anglican Bishop of Okrika, Rt Rev Tubokosemie during the courtesy visit by the Christian Association of Nigeria, Okrika Branch to Government House Port Harcourt on Monday.
Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike, receiving a document from the Anglican Bishop of Okrika, Rt Rev Tubokosemie during the courtesy visit by the Christian Association of Nigeria, Okrika Branch to Government House Port Harcourt on Monday.

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has called for the promotion of indigenous languages through  the translation  of the Holy Bible.

Speaking during a courtesy visit by the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Okrika Local Government Area, Governor Wike commended them for translating the Holy Bible into Okrika language.

He stated that the State Government will support the project for the translation of the Holy Bible into Okrika language by the Christian Association of Nigeria.
He said: “I am impressed with the translation of the Holy Bible into Okrika language.  We encourage other ethnic groups to translate the Holy Bible into their respective languages.
“Understanding  will be easier if when  the Bible is duly  translated into other languages.  The Rivers State  Government will  continue to promote indigenous  languages “.
He  urged Christians to continue  to pray for Rivers State for enhanced development  across the communities.
“We will not let the Church down. We shall continue to work for sustainable development across the state. We urge the Church  to continue  to pray for greater development in the state”, he said.
The governor reiterated  his call for the Christians not to leave  governance to politicians alone, saying their participation  will improve the quality of governance  available to the people.
Earlier, the spokesman of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) Okrika Branch and Anglican Bishop of Okrika Diocese, Rt Reverend Tubokosemie Abere appealed to the governor to support  the translation  of the Holy Bible into Okrika language.
He commended the Rivers State Governor for his outstanding achievements which have earned him awards across the globe.
They called on Governor Wike to heed the calls of Rivers people by presenting himself for re-election.

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