The governor of Abia state, Dr. Okezie Ikpeazu has called on Nigerian to hold on to God for direction, as the nation grapples with challenges confronting the nation.
The governor made the call while speaking at the Abia Day of fasting and praying, with the theme “oh Lord heal our land”, held at the Michael Okpara Auditorium Umuahia in commemoration of the 61st independent Anniversary of Nigeria.
Ikpeazu said there is cause to worry as the country has found itself in a near hopeless situation, especially as it effects security of lives and properties, adding that, but for God Nigerian would have lost all hope.
He thanked God for the grace upon Abia state, nothing that despite difficulties, the state has witnessed relative peace and security and had also made appreciable progress.
“Its for this reason and others that he facilitated the fasting and praying session to seek the face of God and prayed God to heal our land”. Governor Ikpeazu stated.
In his opening remarks the secretary to the state government, Barr. Chris Ezem, said that Nigeria is under trial, as banditry, kidnapping, insurgency among other social vices has become the order of the day, adding that the essence of the day is to call on God to intervene in the affairs of the nation.
Meanwhile, the state Chairman of Abia Christian Association of Nigeria, Apostle Emmanuel Agomuo has lauded the Governor for organizing the prayer and fasting session and requested that it be made a regular program.