By Ihechinyere Chigemeri-Uwom
Umuahia, Dec. 25, 2020 Gov. Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia has urged Christians to reflect on the peace and hope which the birth of Jesus Christ brought to humanity.
Ikpeazu made the call on Friday in a statement signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr Onyebuchi Emememanka in Umuahia.
The governor urged Christians to use Christmas to reflect on the huge impact the birth of the Lord Jesus Christ had on humanity for a better tomorrow.
Ikpeazu also urged Nigerians to be grateful to God for the gift of life in a year that had proven to be the most challenging in a long time.
He noted that the COVID-19 pandemic which shook the very foundation of the world and the world economy, remained the most powerful challenge mankind had faced in recent years.
Ikpeazu said the challenges that came with the present year made it imperative for Nigerians to show deep gratitude to God for His love and care, and for the gift of life.
He said the resurgence of COVID-19 across the country raised the need for everyone to take the issue very seriously.
Ikpeazu urged the citizens to take deliberate steps to comply with the Nigeria Center for Disease Control’s laid down protocols in order to tackle the pandemic.
He reiterated the total commitment of the state government to make life better for the residents, adding that the 62 active road projects across the state would be completed on schedule.
Ikpeazu reaffirmed his total commitment to the completion of the key projects and indeed others across the state.
He promised to hand over a state that would have significant improvement in terms of critical infrastructure at the end of his tenure.