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Imo governor pledges better service, solidarises with fallen heroes’ families

By Charles Ogugbuaja, Owerri
10 January 2022   |   2:49 am
Imo State Governor, Hope Uzodimma, has pledged to render his best service to the people of the state and the country, saying he will continue to identify with the armed forces

Imo State Governor, Hope Uzodimma (left); Catholic Archbishop of Owerri Province, Most Reverend Anthony Obinna and Deputy Governor, Prof. Placid Njoku during the thanksgiving service to mark the 2022 Armed Forces Remembrance Day at the Assumpta Cathedral, Owerri …yesterday.<br />

Imo State Governor, Hope Uzodimma, has pledged to render his best service to the people of the state and the country, saying he will continue to identify with the armed forces and families of fallen heroes.

Uzodimma, who was accompanied by the Deputy Governor, Prof. Placid Njoku and other government officials, stated this, yesterday, at the 2022 special thanksgiving mass officiated by the Archbishop of Owerri Catholic Ecclesiastic Province, Dr. Anthony Obinna, in remembrance of fallen heroes.

The governor restated that if he continued to render quality leadership and best service, and with God on his side, he would conquer all stumbling blocks.

His words: “I am doing my best and by the grace of God, I will conquer. We are here to show solidarity to the wives and relations of our gallant soldiers, who lost their lives while serving the country.

“We also commend our security agencies for the good work they are doing in Imo State, at least, for ensuring that we had a peaceful Christmas and New Year celebrations.

“We encourage them to continue to do the needful in Imo State to ensure that people go about their normal businesses without fear or molestation.”

Uzodimma, who also appealed to those who are not empowered to carry arms to desist from doing so, insisted that only those authorised to bear arms should do so.

“We commend them because they are officially armed. We want to discourage those who are unofficially armed in Imo State to stop causing trouble and violence.

“There is time for everything. There is time for challenges, temptations and time to be happy and to be sober. My assurance to Imo people is that I will serve with the fear of God,” he added.

He commended Archbishop Obinna, for his encouragement to do the right thing, saying: “I am convinced that the support and his prayers are part of the reasons we have been able to go as far as we went.

In his message, Obinna, who stressed the need for the political leaders to serve with the fear of God and render quality service to humanity, commended Uzodimma for the cordial relationship between him and the governor.