Governor Mohammed Jibrilla of Adamawa State has said that the fortune of the state has changed following the prayers offered by the General Overseer of the Deeper Life Bible Church, Pastor Williams Kumuyi, for the state.
He said he had earlier pleaded with Kumuyi to pray for Nigeria and the state to overcome their current challenges.
Jibrilla said this on Monday evening at the Yola International Airport when he received Kumuyi who was in the state for a crusade organised by his Deeper Life Bible Church.
The governor was in company with his deputy, Martins Babale; the Speaker, Adamawa House of Assembly, Kabiru Mijinyawa; the Deputy Speaker, Sunday Peter, and other members of the State Executive Council.
The governor was on his way to Abuja.
Jibrilla requested Kumuyi to pray for him and his entire cabinet, saying that his administration experienced a turnaround following the prayers offered by the church leader at the Government House in Yola, on a similar visit.
“I think you were in Adamawa about six or eight months ago and you prayed for us in the Government House. Now, we have seen what God has done for us. I am a person that has very strong belief in prayers. And by so doing, I know God Almighty will accept it.
“All the people here know what Adamawa used to be and the positive changes we are witnessing now. Ninety per cent of Adamawa citizens especially the masses are very happy with the development we are bringing to them. With Almighty Allah, we have been able to make a lot of progress in this administration.
“As your children, we will always look for more prayers from you.”
Jibrilla noted that it was not just his administration which needed more prayers and urged for prayers to be said for the country to come out of its woes.
He said, “We need prayers, honestly. Nigeria generally, especially with these challenges that we are experiencing. It is only God who can bring us out of these problems. We need prayers.”
Kumuyi on his part lauded the progress being made in the state, adding that “from the little report I have had, I heard things are going well in our state. And things are going to become better.”