Abia@30: “God Has Remained Faithful To Abia” – Pastor Udoh
By Our Reporter
The President, Eastern Nigeria Union Conference, ENUC Pastor Bassey Udoh has pointed out that God’s faithfulness and mercy has kept the Abia State intact and peaceful within its 30 years of creation despite the ravaging effects of COVID-19, insecurity and disasters as well as the harsh economic realities that have turned many States and Countries into flashpoints of horrible stories.
In his sermon titled, ” Great Is Thy Faithfulness” at the Seventh Day Adventist Church Abia North Central Conference (ABNC) Plot 6, Aguiyi Ironsi Layout off Finbarrs Road, Umuahia, during a Special Thanksgiving Service, to commemorate Abia At 30 Years, which featured special prayers for the peace and progress of the state, and the state government, Pastor Udoh enjoined Abians to always remain grateful to God and pray for her leadership.
Pastor Udoh who also used the Service to extol the Governor Okezie lkpeazu’s led administration for leading with the fear of God and touching all the nooks and crannies of the State with developmental projects.
He prayed God to continue to bless Abia to become one of the best and remain the most peaceful State in the country.
In his speech, the State Governor, Dr Okezie Ikpeazu reaffirmed the determination of his administration to transform the infrastructural architecture of Umuahia, Aba and environ to be the best among the comity of States.
The Governor represented by his Deputy, Sir Ude Oko Chukwu thanked God for his faithfulness and mercies over the years, especially during the dreaded years that kidnapping and other criminalities made the State to be deserted by prominent business men and women as well as investors to abandon the State and stall development.
Governor Ikpeazu maintained that God’s faithfulness also saw the State through the ravaging effects of COVID-19, various insurgencies, End SARS Protest and Unknown Gunmen among other things and urged the church not to relent in their prayers for the State.
The Governor also lauded Abia founding Fathers for their efforts in fighting for the creation of the State and assured that the they will not relent in taking the State to greater heights.
Recall that the Abia State Advisory Council, had said the aims and objectives of the founding fathers would not be complete without the promulgation of Abia state charter of equity.
The chairman of the council, Ezeogo Anagha Ezikpe, flanked by other members of the council, had while briefing newsmen in Umuahia as part of activities marking the thirty years anniversary of the creation of Abia state, opined that passing into the law the Abia state charter of equity would promote unity among the three senatorial districts of Abia state.
While felicitating with the people and government of Abia State state, the elder statesman thanked Abia state governor, Dr. Okezie Ikpeazu for noticable advancement and improvement made so far in some governmental activities, he pointed out that a child of thirty years has come of age with much expectations and challenges.
He told newsmen that the Advisory Council is yet to hear from Abia State house of Assembly after the council presented to the house with draft of the charter of equity.
He cautioned Abians to keep all the rules of covid 19 as they mark the anniversary.
Dr Anagha Ezikpe said the rotation of power from the North, Central and now in the South is part of the aspirations of the founding fathers, adding that such should be maintained for the sake of equity and peace.
He said one thing still outstanding is to fulfill the dreams of the founding fathers by promotion of Abia charter of equity which was subscribed to and signed by all the representatives of the proposed state and forwarded to the house of assembly for enactment into law.
Ezikpe disclosed that these document is to ensure that equity is applied in all transactions of government in the state.
He further stated that Abia state Advisory couyncil has made representations to Abia state house of assembly for enactment of the provision of the charter of equity into law without success and pleaded that pro-active steps be taking to promulgate the charter of equity into law for completion of aims, objectives and dreams of the founding fathers.