By NewsCritic Reporters
The Church of Nigeria Anglican Communion has commended Abia State Governor, Dr Alex Otti, on the tangible achievements he has recorded since he came into office in May 29, 2023. This message of commendation was delivered by the Bishops of the Anglican Church in Abia State during their visit to Governor Alex Otti weekend.
The clerics who spoke to the media after a closed-door meeting with Gov Otti at his residence on Saturday, said they visited the Governor to felicitate with him on his election, subsequent assumption of office and exemplary performance in less than 4 months in office.
Led by His Grace, Archbishop Isaac C. Nwaobia, The Archbishop of Aba Province and Head of the Church in Abia, the seven-man delegation of the clergy, said they prayed with the Governor and shared ideas on the leadership of the state and policies of government.
“We are here to congratulate His Excellency on his election, swearing in and performance so far,” Nwaobia said in a measured response on their visit to the Governor.
He added: “We are here, again, to strengthen our relationship with the government, which we have done and we have prayed with him”.
Other Bishops who came with Most Rev Nwaobia to the meeting were The Rt. Rev. Johnson C. Onuoha, (Bishop of Arochukwu/Ohafia Diocese), The Rt. Rev. Chigozirim Onyegbule (Bishop of Ikwuano, Umuahia), The Rt. Rev. Manases Okere (Bishop of Ukwa Diocese), The Rt. Rev. Nathan Kanu (Bishop of Aba Ngwa North Diocese), The Rt. Rev. Temple Nwaogu (Bishop of Isiala Ngwa Diocese) and The Rt. Rev. Christian Anyim (Bishop of Isuikwuato/Umunneochi Diocese).
On his part, Governor Otti praised the leadership of the Church for their support before, during and after the election and prayed God to continue to bless them as they continue to support the government for the good of Abia. He particularly thanked the Archbishop, whom he described as his elder brother and spiritual father, for always being available to guide and advise him.
Apostle Kenneth. C. Wiper, Special Assistant to the Governor on Religious Matters and Prince Uzor Nwachukwu, Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs joined Governor Otti in receiving the Bishops, according to a press release signed by Kazie Uko, chief press secretary to the governor.