Governor of Anambra State, Willie Obiano has passionately appealed to the Anglican faithful in the state to remain resolute in prayer to ensure a progressive society
Gov Obiano made the appeal at the 2020 Anglican Prayer Rally held at Alex Ekweme Square, Awka.
The governor, represented by the Managing Director, Awka Capital Territory Development Authority, Ven Amechi Okwosa appreciated the Anglicans for their prayers for his administration, noting that its benefits are obvious and recognised by the government.
“I thank God, for a day like this, because prayer is the master key for a meaningful development. I thank also all the people that attend this all-important rally. We see and recognise benefits of the prayers you offer for the
government; so, you should not relent in prayer for it is through prayer that a society can progress. The Bible reminds us to fervently pray for the leaders for them to perform creditably”, he explained.
While expressing a deep concern over the wanton destruction of public property and police stations including alleged carting away of some arms in those facilities by hoodlums in the guise of #EndSARS protest, the governor solicited prayer of the faithful, for peaceful atmosphere before and during the forthcoming Christmas celebration and stressed the need for people to be extremely vigilant and put on a spirit of brotherhood this period as to be proactive to forestall any heinous crime the aftermath of the protest might result in, calling on the parents to monitor closely the movements of their children at all time.
brotherhood this period as to be proactive to forestall any heinous crime the aftermath of the protest might result in, calling on the parents to monitor closely the movements of their children at all time.
Noting with satisfaction on the number of complaints already received by the panel of enquiry investigating police brutalities in the state, he reminded all individuals who suffered the defunct SARS’ brutality in one way or the other in the state to forward their complaints to the office of the Secretary to the State Government, for investigation, restating that the government has mapped out over N200 million for compensations.
In his address, the leader of the rally and Archbishop, Province of the Niger, the Most Revd pressing dismay that Nigeria is at a crossroad.
Alexander Chibuzo Ibezim, said the EndSARS protest is a welcome development, urging President Muhammadu Buhari to take leadership to bring peace to the nation, expressing dismay that Nigeria is at a crossroad.
The Archbishop, however, condemned in their entirety, “the use of commiserate force on the protesters, loss of lives and looting of private and public property in the guise of protest.
“We appeal to all to give peace a chance as shedding of blood is an abomination in the sight of God.
The federal government should not allow issues like this to linger; therefore, we urge the Buhari-led administration to take leadership and bring peace to this nation”, he advised.