The Catholic Bishop of Awgu Diocese, Enugu State, Most Rev. John Ifeanyichukwu Okoye, yesterday described Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi as God’s servant who is striving for the good of the people of the state.
Okoye, who spoke while offering special prayers for the governor at the Thanksgiving Mass for the bishop’s aged mother, Ezinne Ekedimma Okoye, held at St. John’s Pro Cathedral Church, Owelli, Awgu Local Government Area, asked God to give the governor more grace and wisdom to continue to accomplish his peace and good governance initiatives for the well-being of the people of the state.
The bishop also asked God to give the governor the Holy Spirit and uphold his vision for the people, saying: “Since he is striving for the good of the people of Enugu State and beyond, satisfy his heart’s desires; everywhere he ventures into, let him prosper”.
While expressing confidence that the governor will fully actualise his sound vision for the state, at the end of his tenure, the bishop equally asked God to “give him a strong faith, hope and good heart that will help him accomplish his task”.
Okoye, who appreciated God for His mercy and kindness on his mother, added that “it is by your (God’s) direction that we all have gathered here to give you praise for what you are doing for our mother”.
He therefore prayed for her good health and long life.
The bishop a lso thanked those who came to celebrate with his family, especially the Bishop Emeritus of the Catholic Diocese of Nsukka, Most Rev. Dr. Francis Okobo; Ugwuanyi and his counterpart from Anambra State, who was represented by the Secretary to the State Government, Prof. Solo Chukwulobelu, the President General of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Chief Nnia Nwodo and a host of others.