After a period of isolation, treatment and recovery from COVID-19, the Governor Dr Okezie Ikpeazu is back home.
A release by his chief press secreatary Onyebuchi Ememanka says The Governor, his wife, his two daughters and a few of his aides went straight to the Seventh Day Adventist Church, Umuobiakwa for a brief Thanksgiving Service presided over by the President of the East Nigeria Union Conference of the Seventh Day Adventist Church Nigeria, Pastor Dr. Bassey Udoh.
According to release,The Governor expresses his deep and profound appreciation to the Almighty God whose grace and loving kindness kept him throughout the difficult period as he battled with COVID-19.
According to release the Governor, discloses that the mercy of God is the only reason he is alive today and thanked the team of doctors and other medical personnel who attended to him for their dedication and professionalism.
The release expresses the Governor,s gratitude to the Deputy Governor, Sir Ude Oko Chukwu for courageously holding the fort during his period of absence and commended him for his statesmanship in the running of the affairs of the State.
According to the release,Governor Ikpeazu sends his appreciation to the Speaker of the State House of Assembly, Chief Chinedum Orji and all members of the State Assembly for their display of patriotism during the period.
The release further states that the Governor is also grateful to the Secretary to the State Government Mr Chris Ezem, Chief of Staff to the Governor, Dr ACB Agbazuere and all members of the State Executive Council, as well as Chairmen of the Transition Committees of the 17 Local Government Areas of the State.
According to the release The Governor is thankful to all religious leaders from different faiths and denominations who prayed fervently for his recovery and their unending messages of goodwill.
The release further sends the Governor,s sincere appreciation to all Traditional Rulers, Elder Statesmen, Political Leaders, Women and Youth groups from across the State and indeed all Abians across the globe who prayed for his recovery.
According to the release,Governor Ikpeazu assures the people of the State that he is hale and hearty and fully prepared to resume duties and continue to discharge his divine mandate of leading the good people of the State.
While thanking God for His mercies, Governor Ikpeazu in the releasereminds Abians that the COVID-19 pandemic remains with us and this requires every single Abian to continue to take very seriously all the protocols enunciated by the NCDC and reminds all Abians that the prevailing times demand the highest level of personal responsibility and asks the people not to let their guards down.
According to the release he sends his message of solidarity to all Abians who are still battling with the sickness, assuring them that they will come back better and stronger.
Governor Ikpeazu in the release says his administration will continue to provide the needed support in the fight against the pandemic in the State and expressed happiness that the molecular laboratory is now fully in place and appeals to all Abians to avail themselves of the services of the laboratories and get tested in the strong belief that the disease is not a death sentence”.
According to the release,Governor Ikpeazu thanks his Wife, Nkechi, their children and members of his family for being strong and steadfast throughout this period.
The release affirms the Governor, s belief in faith and confidence in the Almighty God which have remained unshaken and will remain so adding that It is His grace that upholds him while assuring that This latest in the series of the intervention of God in his life will spur him to rededicate his life to the service of the people