Ugwuanyi wins best pilgrimage governor in South East award
It’s a humbling experience, says governor
The National Christian Pilgrims Commission (NCPC) has named Enugu State Governor, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, as the Best Pilgrimage Governor in the South East for committing resources to the growth and sustenance of Christian pilgrimage in the country.
Executive Secretary of NCPC, Reverend Yakubu Pam, who presented the award to Ugwuanyi, said the commission was impressed with his commitment to God and the spiritual objectives of pilgrimages, stressing that his administration’s contributions to the noble course in spite of the nation’s challenges were exemplary.
Pam also expressed delight that Ugwuanyi had kept the spirit of Enugu State alive as “the political, economic and religious headquarters of the South East as designed by the founding fathers.”
He disclosed that Enugu came first among the five states of the South East that sponsored pilgrims in the last exercise.
“The number of pilgrims that came from Enugu overwhelmed all the other states, which shows that you are coordinating the affairs of the state not only politically, but also spiritually and the best way to encourage you is to recognize you with an award as the Best Governor in the South East,” he said.
Receiving the award, Ugwuanyi, described the event as a humbling experience for him, saying: “All my life, predating my political journey, I have always pursued a life of service, believing that the goodness of man to man is the God we see.
“When the Grace of God came calling and it pleased the most High that I become the chief servant of this state, it came as a tonic and opportunity for greater service to a greater number of people.”
Ugwuanyi thanked the NCPC for the great honour and dedicated the award to the Body of Christ in Enugu State, the clergy and other Christian faithful whose prayers, counsel and support afforded his administration the opportunity to navigating all challenges.