The Pere of Gbaramatu Kingdom, His Royal Majesty, Oboro Gbaraun II, Aketekpe, Agadagba, has expressed his gratitude to the General Overseer of Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), Pastor E. A. Adeboye for the good work he is doing, declaring that his kingdom is proud of him.
The traditional ruler made this known in his palace while playing host to the RCCG Delta Regional Pastor, Pastor E. A. Kalejaye who was on a courtesy visit as part of the one-day prayer programme organised by the RCCG branch, Holy Ghost Vineyard at Oporoza town, headquarters of Gbaramatu Kingdom on Wednesday September 27.
Receiving the Regional Pastor, the Ibe-Benemowei of Gbaramatu Kingdom, Chief Godspower Gbenekama lamented that “we have so many churches in Gbaramatu kingdom but none of their leaders have cared to visit us.”
The palace further thanked the visiting Pastor for his prayers and for the good work they are doing.
In his response, Pastor Kalejaye appreciated the honour done to him. He then prayed that God’s peace and blessings will be upon the land.
In his words, “I appreciate the warm reception given to us. The Word of God says that wherever we step our feet, peace shall dwell also. Today, our visit to this kingdom will bring peace in all ramifications to the town in Jesus name,” the Pastor remarked.
Kalejaye further pointed out that they are in the kingdom to among other things pray for the peace and progress of the town as well as partner with the church so as to train indigenes on different skills.
In a related development, the community drew the attention of the visiting Pastor to the deplorable state of the kingdom as could be visibly seen in the lack of educational institutions and basic infrastructures. This he said is happening despite the fact that the kingdom is a major producer of crude oil in the country.
In his words, “Everything you see around here is not from the federal government but the community efforts. We as a community have always pleaded with the government to assist us with these basic amenities all to no avail.”
Furthermore, the Ibe Benemowei of Gbaramatu Kingdom told the visiting Regional Pastor that the community is aware that a member of their church is now the Vice President of Nigeria urging him to pass on the message to the government at the centre through his good office.
“We have a lot of churches here but we don’t see their leaders. We are pleased to welcome you,” the palace added.
The highpoint of the meeting was the presentation of a gift of the Bible to His Royal Majesty by the Regional Pastor on behalf of the General Overseer in company of other guests in his entourage.
Some of the personalities that formed Pastor Kalejaye’s entourage includes; Pastor Samuel Ukuli, Pastor Oluwaleke Benjamin, Mrs Esther Tonlagha, Pastor Segun Akinwale and Deacon Kenneth Oyeibiri, among others.