CALABARâ€”President of the Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria(PFN), Cross River State branch, Bishop Emma Isong, has commended wife of the state governor, Mrs. LiyelÂ Imoke, for taking a substantial number of children off the streets of Calabar.
Bishop Isong was reacting to the recent move by Mrs. Imoke which culminated in taking 50 hitherto homeless kids off the streets and giving them shelter in a posh abode in the city.
According to Bishop Isong, it is only a motherÂ who has love for her kids that can undertake such a task.
He commended the first lady for giving hope to kids who arguably had no hope until their encounter with Mrs. Imoke, as they were living on the streets, exposed to all kinds of danger.
The PFN state chairman also called on Christians in the state to participate actively in the ongoing programme, â€œCross River Prays being organized by Mrs. Imoke.
The Cross River Prays programme, tagged â€œBlow the Trumpetâ€ is a four-day Christian event to be rounded off November 20, 2009.
According to him, the programme came at the appropriate time, being a period the state was going through diverse challenges and needed Godâ€™s help.
His words:Â â€œThis is the auspicious time for Christians to come out and pray fervently for the unity and progress of our state and country because we are entering the festive and critical period. And with this opportunity being offered to Christians, Mrs. Obioma Imoke has demonstrated that women in Cross River are solidly behind the present administration.
â€œMrs. Imoke has changed the perception about Cross River women. She has shown much commitment and dedication in taking the leaders of the state closer to God through her various religious activities embarked upon since the inception of this administration.â€