Ikpeazu leads Abians to thanksgiving as state marks 31st anniversary
Abia State Governor, Dr. Okezie Ikpeazu, yesterday, took the state citizenry to St. Stephen’s Anglican Church, Umuahia, the state capital, for a thanksgiving church service to mark the state’s 31 years of creation, insisting that there is good reason to thank God for continually upholding the state, which enabled the fulfillment of its God-given potentials.
He said he would remain eternally grateful to God for making it possible for his government to have, despite seven years of storms, made the state better than he met it in 2015. He cited subsisted peace and harmony as topmost of his greatest achievements.
Holding that his government could not have made successes without the collaboration, support and prayers of the citizenry, the governor urged them to continue to identify with his strives to rebuild the state.
The Officiating Anglican Bishop of Umuahia Diocese, Rev. Geoffrey Ibeabuchi, in his sermon on the topic, ‘Watchman Over The Land,’ taking his text from Ezekiel 33 verse 7, described everyone as a watchman in his office or community and challenged all to be responsive.