Insecurity: Anambra Governor, Obiano commends Enugwu–Ukwu for holding prayer sessions for Anambra, Nigeria
BY SUNNY A. DAVID
The Governor of Anambra State, Chief Willie Obiano has commended Enugwu-Ukwu Community in Njikoka Local Government Area for setting the pace in praying for Anambra State and Nigeria in this trying time of insecurity across the Nation.
Governor Obiano gave the commendation during the last day of a three week fasting and prayers organized by Ndi Enugwu-Ukwu at Obu-Umunri Civic Center, to seek divine intervention on issues bordering the Community, Anambra State, and Nigeria in general.
Our correspondent reports that the three weeks fasting and prayers organized by the Enugwu-Ukwu Development Union for the Community, which attracted men, women and youths of the Community in their numbers was also aimed at asking for divine mercy, and as well to give thanks to God for His faithfulness upon the Community so far.
Addressing the people, Governor Obiano represented by his Deputy, Dr. Nkem Okeke commended Ndi Enugwu-Ukwu for taking the bold step to address challenges facing the Community, Anambra State, and Nigeria in the recent past, especially as it concerns insecurity, calling on other Communities in the State to emulate them.
The Governor who attributed the recent social unrests across Nigeria to the inability of political office holders to live up to expectation, urged leaders at all levels to have a rethink and do what is right at all times in order to restore peace and sanity in the country.
In their various speeches, the Traditional Ruler of Enugwu-Ukwu Community, Igwe Ralph Ekpeh, and the President General of the Community, Comrade Boniface Ozornkwuaku appreciated people of the Community for their active participation in the prayers, encouraging them to embrace brotherly love and unity for more development and peace in the Community.
Earlier in a homely, the Parish Priest of St. Theresa Catholic Church Enugwu-Ukwu, Reverend Father JohnPaul Chukwulobe who spoke on the topic, “Faith and Good Work”, reminded Christians that they cannot survive in this end time without prayers, and asked them to always match their prayers with faith and good works for positive outcome.