According to the statement released by Special Assistant to the Rivers State Governor, Electronic Media, Simeon Nwakaudu, top leaders of the Rivers State Government and elders of the State on Sunday gathered at the Government House Port Harcourt Chapel of Everlasting Grace to offer thanks for the first year anniversary of the church.
Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike, his wife, Justice Eberechi Suzzette Nyesom-Wike, PDP National Chairman, Prince Uche Secondus were joined by commissioners, Special Advisers, Permanent Secretaries and top civil servants to offer thanks to God for his mercies.
The only Bible Reading of the thanksgiving service was taken by the wife of the Rivers State Governor, Justice Eberechi Suzzette Nyesom-Wike from Psalm 95: 1-7.
Chaplain of the Government House Port Harcourt Chapel of Everlasting Grace, Venerable Sunday Opara thanked God for using Governor Wike to erect a church to honour the name of the Most High.
In a sermon, Venerable John Adubasim urged Christians to always give their best to the service of God and humanity.
He urged the people to remain steadfast in 2019 and ensure that that their will prevails, whether or not they get monetary benefits.
He said that all Christians must ensure that the State is not mortgaged by forces of darkness in 2019.
Speaking at the service, Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike thanked the clergy and Christian Faithful for their prayers which have sustained the administration.
He urged them to intensify their prayers as the state enters a more trying period in 2019.
Governor Wike said that the Government House Chapel of Everlasting Grace was constructed to give glory to God at all times.
Highpoint of the celebration was the presentation of awards to Governor Wike, his wife, Justice Eberechi Suzzette Nyesom-Wike, Speaker Ikuinyi-Owaji Ibani, Chief of Staff to the Rivers State Governor, Engr Chukwuemeka Woke, Permanent Secretary of Government House Administration, Dr Onyenachi Nwankwor amongst others.
Prayers were said for Rivers State Government, people of the state and special thanksgiving songs lifted the spirit of worhippers.