Gov. Hope Uzodimma has celebrated his one year in office with an interdenominational church service held at the Dan Anyiam stadium.
Speaking at the event, Gov. Uzodimma thanked God for seeing him through for one year against all odds and distractions. “Today is significant and eventful as it marks our one year of meaningful leadership through the provision of basic infrastructures ,recovery of stolen government lands and assets revival of the civil service and getting Imo rid of payroll fraud”.
“I give thanks to God Almighty for helping me recover my mandate. It is not possible to put up a plan and it works out. You should know that God made it work. However, it has not been easy with the complexity of managing a State that was almost looted dry, nevertheless, our achievements so far has been a source of joy” Uzodimma said.
In his homily, entitled “Rejoice Oh Ye Jerusalem”, the metropolitan Bishop of Owerri Ecclesiastical Catholic Diocese, His Grace Most Rev. AJV Obinna liken Gov. Uzodinma as the modern day King Cyriacus of the old testament who against all odds initiated the rebuilding of Jerusalem and more so engineered the recovery of stolen assets from King Nebuchadnezzar.
Arch Bishop AJV Obinna prayed God to strengthen the shared prosperity Government of Gov. Hope Uzodinma in his recovery, rehabilitation and reconstruction plans that has already commenced in the State in the last one year.
Furthermore, Vice President Prof Yemi Osibanjo admonished Gov. Uzodimma to be wary of those who would never see anything good done by his administration but rather work to render service to Imo people as God is the rewarder of every good and bad thing done by man.
The president of the Senate, Sen. Ahmed Lawal, who spoke on behalf of all the legislatures present both national and State commended Gov Hope Uzodimma for making good his promises to Imo people and urged him to sustain his pace of work in the State.
Finally, he thanked dignitaries, too numerous to mention, and all those who defied sundry inconveniences to be in Imo State for the event. He prayed God to grant them journey mercies back to their various destinations.
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