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
“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.