A Special Church Thanksgiving Service was held to mark the Abia Day Celebration and the creation of Abia State 30 years ago, August 1991 at the Seventh Day Adventist Church Abia North – Central Conference (ABNC) Plot 6, Aguiyi Ironsi Layout off Finbers Road in Umuahia North LGA.
Speaking at the Special Thanksgiving Service, 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 represented by his Deputy, Sir Ude Oko Chukwu stressed that God’s faithfulness also saw the State through the ravaging effects of COVID-19 various insurgency, 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.
In his sermon titled,” Great Is Thy Faithfulness”, the President, Eastern Niger Union Conference, Pastor Bassey Udoh noted that God’s Faithfulness and Mercy has kept the State intact and peaceful these past 50 years despite the ravaging effects of COVID-19, insecurity and disasters as well as the harsh economic realities that has turned many States and Countries into flashpoints of horrible stories.
Pastor Udoh who used the Service to extol the Governor Okezie lkpeazu’s led administration for governing with the fear of God by touching all the nooks and crannies of the State with developmental projects and prayed God to continue to bless Abia to become one of the best and peaceful States in the country.
The event which featured Special Prayers for the Dr Okezie lkpeazu’s led Government as well as for the continued peace and progress of the State attracted the presence of the Wife of the Governor, Mrs Nkechi lkpeazu, top Government Officials, Local Government Chairmen, Elder Statesmen, Traditional Rulers and other distinguished personalities.