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Democracy Day: IKpeazu Calls For Unity Among Nigerians

Posted: May 29, 2016 at 9:54 pm   /   by   /   comments (0)

Ben Duru

Umuahia – Governor Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia State has challenged Nigerians to think good about their country and emphasise on those things that will unite the country, instead of dwelling on the tendencies would polarise the nation along ethnic and religious lines.

Speaking at the St. Stephen’s Anglican Cathedral, Umuahia during a church service to mark his first year in office as well as Democracy Day in Nigeria, the governor insisted that there were a lot of things good about the country that can be carried out to the world.

According to him the lack of love for one another across the nation was responsible for the conflicts, violence, corruption and other vices bedevilling the nation, adding that those things would easily fade when Nigerians imbibe a new attitude.

He expressed the view that the current economic hardship being experienced by Nigerians would soon become a thing of the past, and that in no time, the people would forget that such a trying time ever visited the nation.

Governor Ikpeazu maintained that the future was very bright for Abia and Abians and urged them to look away from the present setbacks and focus more with zeal on things would work out for good.

He said that it is not true that his administration had slowed down the tempo of development in Aba as the government had installed 650 street lights in the city, completed 27 roads among other things.

The Governor reassured the people of his commitment to move the state forward and called on Abians to continue to pray and support his government to excel.

He stated that his original plan for the advancement of Aba to become the Japan of Africa remained unshaken, even as his transformational agenda would become evident in the 17 local government areas in no time.

Earlier in his sermon, the Bishop of Umuahia Anglican Communion and Archbishop, Aba Ecclesiastical Province, Most Rev Ikechi Nwosu, advised on Nigerians to listen to God’s commands, and to pray for and support their leaders to better the nation.

He called on the leaders in all the tiers of government to always carry the people along in policies that have impact on their living conditions for proper understanding, reminding them that leaders are called to teach the people.