Governor Chukwuma Charles Soludo has again called on Christians to unite as one body in Christ Jesus.
The Governor, in company of his Deputy, Dr Onyekachukwu Ibezim, made the call while speaking at the yearly prayer rally organised by Anglican Communion, Province of the Niger, held at the Alex Ekwueme Square, Awka, Anambra State
Governor Soludo expressed appreciation to the entire Anglican Communion for the great initiative to organize prayers yearly in the State.
He emphasised that Anambra remains a Christian society, which he said will never be taken for granted.
Governor Soludo however regretted that idolatry practice has become a major threat in the State. He stressed on the need for Christians in the State to bond together to defeat idolatry practice
“The fasted growing religion is idolatry. Christianity is facing a major threat which is idolatry. And we must bond together to defeat it”. Governor Soludo revealed
The Governor also told the gathering that beyond prayers, there is the need for the church to work together with government to defeat insecurity and other anti social vices plaguing the state. He emphasised that the church, the people and the society have roles to play and should all be involved in the war against insecurity
“Beyond prayers, we need to work together to defeat insecurity, and we are defeating them by the grace of God”. Governor Soludo assured
Aside insecurity, Governor Soludo also assured the gathering that the government was working round the clock to improve the living conditions of the people. He stated that he would be heading straight to some gully erosion sites in Oko to assessment the level encroachments and the devastating effects on the land. He described Anambra State as the erosion capital of the world, which has necessitated his government determined resolve to arrest the situation
Speaking earlier on the prayer theme, “Watch and Pray”, His Grace, the Most Reverend Alexander Ibezim, the Archbishop Province of the Niger and Bishop of Diocese of Awka, said the people are living in perilous times and there is need to watch and pray. He emphasised on the need for the nation’s leaders to be closer to God for divine direction, stressing that human nature cannot please God.
” Our leaders are watching with their hands not with their hearts”. The Bishop further stated
Present at the Occasion were the Chief of Staff, Mr Ernest Ezeajughi, Chief Protocol, Hon Chinedu Nwoye (Glamour), Head of Service, Barrister Theodora Okwy Igwegbe among others
By Christian ABURIME