Governor Okezie Ikpeazu has enjoined Christians to ponder on the significance of Easter as a celebration that moulds the Christian faith and offers us hope for a brighter future.
In a goodwill message to the people of Abia State on the occasion of the 2022 Easter celebration, Gov Ikpeazu urged Christians to emulate the exemplary life of Jesus Christ in acknowledgement of his death and resurrection.
“Once again, we have the exceptional privilege of being part of this year’s Easter celebration, one of the foundations of our Christian faith. The death and resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ are the most significant events that shape our faith as Christians. It strengthens our faith and most importantly, gives us an enduring hope of a more glorious tomorrow”.
The Governor praised the citizens for their patience and support of his administration since his appointment as governor.
He informed the people that based on the available positive macroeconomic indexes, a better and more prosperous tomorrow is assured.
“Hopefully, before the end of this year, a huge part of our state will become illuminated with uninterrupted electricity as the Geometric Power Project will fully come on stream. The socioeconomic quantum leap this will come with can only be imagined.”
“As a state with great potential in small scale manufacturing and commerce, steady power will redefine our entire existence. When added to the fact that several key strategic infrastructural projects that will further boost commercial activities, especially in Aba will be commissioned in the next few weeks, it becomes even clearer that we are marching forward as a state and as a people”.
Gov Ikpeazu also took the opportunity to caution the political class as they prepare to begin political operations in preparation for the 2023 elections.
“In the last 7 years, we have, by the grace of God Almighty and deliberate and painstaking planning, managed to keep Abia as one of the states with the most stable socio-political environments. We have, by the kindness of God, kept our state peaceful and safe.”
“I, therefore, appeal to our politicians to be mindful of these as they plan to go into full-scale politicking. Any acts capable of plunging our dear state into avoidable chaos must be avoided. The peace and security of our people must remain the most paramount consideration”.
Governor Ikpeazu also reassured Abians of his unwavering commitment to their well-being, despite the State’s limited resources.
On behalf of his family, the Governor wished the people of Abia State and the entire country a joyous, peaceful, and safe Easter celebration filled with God’s blessings.