The Prelate of the Methodist Church Nigeria, His Eminence, Dr. Samuel Chukwuemeka Kanu Uche, yesterday extolled the management qualities of Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State, describing him as “an erudite scholar, quintessential, sagacious, benevolent, magnanimous and other people’s governor who all the time cares for the individuals”.
Dr. Kanu Uche, who recommended Gov. Ugwuanyi for his administration’s large strides in selling peace and good governance, instructed the governor that “you’re the first governor of Enugu State who pays salaries on the twenty fifth (twenty third) of each month and because you got here into workplace, you have got been paying gratuity and pensions”.
Talking in the course of the ninth Nationwide Conference of the Church, holding in Enugu, the Methodist Prelate added: “You (Ugwuanyi) have been selling your works, we’re pleased with you. You’re making the Igbo man proud. You’re making Nigeria proud and I don’t count on something much less since you occupy the seat of Michael Okpara who occurred to be the chief of all of the Igbos.
“Enugu is a house for all Igbo and we all know it. Underneath you Enugu is peaceable and we’re very comfortable.
“We’ve got loved your love, your kindness, your mercy and the Methodists are proud to be right here.
“Let me let you know one of many motivating elements for bringing this gathering to Enugu. I introduced them to our regional capital; I introduced them to Enugu to return and revel in the fantastic thing about Enugu and we have now been experiencing peace and funky climate right here.”
Dr. Kanu Uche subsequently thanked Gov. Ugwuanyi, who was current on the spiritual occasion, for his immeasurable assist for the Church, and beseeched the Almighty God to raise the governor to higher heights after his tenure.
He defined that the Nationwide Conference was “in step with the imaginative and prescient of our founding father, John Wesley, who believes in spreading scriptural holiness, selling evangelical religion and social motion”, saying: “That’s the reason Methodists don’t imagine in having personal jet”, amongst different luxuries.
Addressing the Methodist devoted, Gov. Ugwuanyi formally welcomed them to Enugu State and expressed delight that the Church selected the state for the spiritual occasion.
Noting that the occasion themed: ‘Watch and Pray’ is “a interval of revival for the Church, enlargement of God’s Kingdom and prayers for the nation, the governor harassed that “our nation, Nigeria, has by no means been extra in want of prayers than now, given the myriad of challenges confronting it”.
He, subsequently, maintained that the nation’s state of affairs compels all members of the Physique of Christ to wish for the peace, unity and progress of the nation, stating: “I, subsequently, salute the Methodist Church Nigeria for doing the needful”.
Gov. Ugwuanyi identified that the Nationwide Conference of the Methodist Church Nigeria which got here on the heels of the Second Plenary Assembly of the Catholic Bishops’ Convention of Nigeria (CBCN) held in Enugu from nineteenth to twenty seventh August 2012, “is spiritually reinforcing and underscores God’s love for the state”.
In line with him, “the nice individuals of Enugu State will savor this bountiful harvest of prayers and blessings for a really very long time. The expression ‘Enugu State is within the Arms of God’ isn’t just a mantra however an article of religion that captures our covenant with God, as we see God’s Arms in all we do.
“I thank the Clergy and laity of Methodist Church Nigeria for his or her persevering with prayers and smart counsel in assist of our administration.
“Your solidarity and constancy are extremely cherished, and I guarantee you of our unflinching dedication to steer with the worry of God in an surroundings hallmarked with peace, justice, fairness, unity, safety and progress”.
Of their temporary remarks, the Archbishop of Enugu, Methodist Church Nigeria, Most Rev. Barr. Christopher Ede and different clerics who spoke on the occasion equally applauded Gov. Ugwuanyi for his unalloyed dedication and assist for the Church, in addition to the tradition of peace and good governance his administration has cultivated and entrenched in Enugu State despite the nation’s financial, safety and public well being challenges, which have drastically affected the lean assets of the state.
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