The Governor, Dr. Okezie Ikpeazu has charged Abians not to take for granted, the peace and security they enjoy in the State, which allows them the privilege of exercising their rights to practice their religion without any hindrance.
Governor Ikpeazu stated this while addressing the twenty seventh Annual Conference of United Evangelical Church, Aba Area Conference, held at the Conference Headquarters of the Church, 50/54 Ikot Ekpene Road, Ogbor Hill Aba.
He noted that there are Christians in several parts of the country who, for several reasons, cannot gather to observe normal worship sessions, saying that Abians must jealousy guard the peace they enjoy here.
The Governor congratulated the Aba Conference of the United Evangelical Church on their twenty seventh Annual Conference, describing the Church and her members as partners in progress and assured that he will always respond positively to their invitations.
The State Chief Executive thanked the Church for providing his administration with a solid reserve of human resources, noting that the members of the church have been key members of his administration who occupy strategic positions, adding that he has found them worthy of the offices they hold.
He described the theme of the Conference: “MOVING FROM GLORY TO GLORY IN UNITY” as apt and urged Christians to uphold the unity that binds all of us.
Speaking on behalf of other Priests, the Chairman Aba Area Conference, Rev A W Odeh, and Secretary, Rev. T O E Ikpeohaassured Governor Ikpeazu of their prayers at all times, stressing that the Governor has discharged his duties creditably.
The Commissioner for Joint Projects, Elder C C Emelogu, his Women Affairs counterpart, Mrs. Joy Urenta, Special Adviser to the Governor on Religious Matters, Elder Vincent Ogbonna amongst other top government officials witnessed the event.