Onyekachukwu Ibezim, the Deputy Governor of Anambra State, has stated that no society can flourish in the face of insecurity.
Ibezim stated that all Anambra people must rally behind the state governor, Prof Chukwuma Soludo, in his drive to secure the state, as only then would the state government be able to carry out its developmental objectives.
Ibezim made the announcement at the Third Session of the 12th Synod of the Anglican Communion’s Awka Diocese, which is taking place at Saint Peter’s Anglican Church, Abagana, Njikoka Local Government Area.
In his presentation to the synod delegates, the deputy governor stressed that no real growth can exist in a society plagued by insecurity.
He called on citizens to join the Anambra State Government in tackling the scourge, stating that phone numbers have been unveiled for citizens to report suspected cases that can lead to attacks, or persons that can aggravate the security of the state.
He said, “The state government has good plans for Anambra people, but we need your support to deal with insecurity.
“We urge the church to keep supporting and praying for Professor Chukwuma Soludo-led administration. No government can stand without the support of the church.
“I promise that the state government will not pull out from supporting the church.”
Ibezim re-emphasized the government’s desire to make the state a clean, habitable and prosperous homeland.
He described the theme of the conference, ‘Running the Christian Race: The Implication in this Perilous Times’ as thought provoking.
He also pleaded with the church to continue to promote the work of evangelism, while decrying the high rate of youth engagement in idolatry.
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