Ikpeazu Warns Citizens Not To Take For Granted Relative Peace, Harmony In Abia

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Governor Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia State, has charged indigenes of the state not to take for granted the peace and security they enjoy that affords them the privilege of exercising their rights to practice their religion and worship their God without any molestation.

The Abia governor stated this on Wednesday while addressing the 27th Annual Conference of United Evangelical Church, Aba Area Conference, held at the Conference Headquarters of the Church, Ikot Ekpene Road, Ogbor Hill Aba.

Ikpeazu cited some cases in some parts of the country where because of some reasons, Christians are unable to gather for their normal worship sessions, saying that Christians in the state should thank God for providing peace in Abia and therefore must jealousy guard it.

“Abia is one of the states in Nigeria today where people move about, conducting their daily activities without fear. These are special gifts from God and we must guard it jealously.

“We must avoid any action that has the likelihood of causing crisis in the State”, he advised, even as he assured that his administration will continue to uphold the principles of peace and harmony amongst all Abians.

He congratulated the Aba Conference of the United Evangelical Church on its 27th Annual Conference, describing the Church and its members as partners in progress. He therefore assured that his administration will always respond positively to their invitations.

Ikpeazu also used the forum to thank the Church for providing his administration with a solid reserve of human resources, noting that the members of the church have been key members of his administration and have occupied strategic positions in it since its inauguration.

He described the theme of the Conference Moving From Glory To Glory In Unity as apt and urged Christians to uphold the unity that binds them.

Earlier, the Chairman of the Aba Area Conference of the church, Rev A W Odeh and the Secretary, Rev. T O E Ikpeoha had led other priests of the church to assure the governor of their prayers at all times, stressing that the governor has not failed in the discharge of his civic responsibilities since he became governor of Abia State.

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