By Eric Ugbor
Aba—THE Governor of Abia State, Dr Okezie Ikpeazu has called on men and women of goodwill to consider what Christians in the North East are passing through and assist them.
Ikpeazu made the call Sunday at the Governor’s Lodge in Aba when the President of Evangelical Church Winning All (ECWA), Rev. Jeremiah Gado visited him.
He said that Christians in North Eastern Nigeria, who were ravaged by insurgency and have been deprived of the opportunity and privilege to worship God as they would have loved to deserve the sympathy and help of all.
“I am more than ever ready to assist in rebuilding some of the churches as it is a good thing to do.Even as you are on this trip, we have to also make some commitment. If there are some of our churches especially poor churches, rural churches that are damaged by insurgents , the least we can do is to join hands to rebuild those churches to the glory of God”, he said.
Ikpeazu reaffirmed his administration’s resolve and commitment to continue to serve the people of Abia state in the fear of God and promised that they would not disappoint God and the people.
Earlier, the ECWA President, Rev. Jeremiah Gado said that he was in the state to pray for the sons and daughters of Abia state and to inaugurate the newly built ECWA International Guest House in Aba.
He praised the governor’s developmental strides in the state and his committment to serve Abia people with faith and the fear of God.
“Without faith in God, we will misuse the offices we occupy but with fear of God, we will rule and I appreciate the fact that you rule with the fear of God and God is first in your life and in Abia”, he said.
Gado urged the governor to help the church sanitize the guest-house environment which is littered with all kinds of people and ensure it is secured for its users.
The cleric promised that ECWA would partner the Abia State government in promoting and patronizing its Made-in-Aba products, adding that the initiative would provide jobs to millions of Nigerians.