At Thanksgiving Service, Ikpeazu Glorifies God for Healing
It was an atmosphere of thanksgiving and praises at the Eastern Nigeria Union Conference (ENUC) Headquarters of the Seventh Day Adventist Church as friends, colleagues and wellwishers joined Abia State first family in celebrating the healing of Governor Okezie Ikpeazu from the deadly coronavirus.
Testifying before the congregation, Governor Ikpeazu said that the ugly development has further strengthened his faith in God, admitting that if not for the faithfulness of God he would have been a dead man.
The Governor thanked the team of doctors whom God used to restore his health, as well as the clergy and the people of Abia State who supported him in prayer.
Governor Ikpeazu said he has forgiven those who wished and prayed for his death while he was down with Covid-19 and promised to join hands with his Governor colleagues from other states in completing the ongoing building of three thousand capacity Auditorium of the Seventh Day Adventist, Hill Top, Aba before the end of the year.
He thanked the Deputy Governor, Sir Ude Okochukwu, the Speaker, Abia House of Assembly, Rt Hon. Chinedum Enyinnaya Orji, the State Chief Judge, members of the State Executive Council among others who piloted the affairs of the State while he was away, insisting that Abia is the most politically stable State in Nigeria.
Speaking, the Governor of Akwa Ibom State, Deacon Emmanuel Udom who described trial as the true test of faith, thanked God for using the health of Governor Okezie Ikpeazu in proving himself the only true living God.
In his remarks, the Speaker of Abia State House of Assembly, Chief Chinedum Enyinnaya Orji, thanked God for restoring the health of the Governor and urged him to concentrate on delivering democracy dividends to Abians even as he restated the commitment of the legislative arm to keep providing Governor Okezie Ikpeazu the legal support to serve Abians. According to him, “God has disappointed all those who wished you death and the same God will continue to uplift you in the service of our people”.
In his sermon titled “O, Taste and See that the Lord is Good”, Dr Bassey Udoh, the President of Eastern Nigeria Union Conference (ENUC) of the Seventh Day Adventist Church, described the event as an opportunity to thank God for His healing mercies upon Governor Okezie Ikpeazu, adding that the Word of God clearly states that the Lord’s faithfulness remains everlasting.
He thanked everyone that prayed for and supported the Governor during his travail with COVID-19, and prayed that God’s divine power would continually intervene in every area of the State, adding that there is no better way to taste the Lord than through trials.
The thanksgiving service was also graced by the deputy Governor Sir Ude Oko Chukwu and wife, the State Chief Judge, Justice Onuoha Ogwe, members of Abia State Executive Council, the Governor of Enugu State represented by the SSG Enugu State, and DG South East Governors’ Forum, Professor Uchenna Otuanya, members of the National and State Houses of Assembly, Elderstatesmen, the clergy, captains of industry among other groups.