Ugwuanyi striving for good of Enugu people – Catholic Bishop

Enugu State Governor, Rt. Hon. Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi (2nd right) with his deputy, Hon. Mrs. Cecilia Ezeilo (right), Catholic Bishop of Awgu Diocese, Most Rev. John I. Okoye (left), Bishop Emeritus of the Catholic Diocese of Nsukka, Most Rev. Dr. Francis Okobo (2nd left), Bishop Okoye's Mother, Ezinne Janet E. Okoye (middle) and Priests of the Catholic Diocese of Awgu, during the Thanksgiving Mass for the Bishop's Mother, held at St. John's Pro Cathedral Church, Owelli, Awgu Local Government Area, yesterday.
Enugu State Governor, Rt. Hon. Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi (2nd right) with his deputy, Hon. Mrs. Cecilia Ezeilo (right), Catholic Bishop of Awgu Diocese, Most Rev. John I. Okoye (left), Bishop Emeritus of the Catholic Diocese of Nsukka, Most Rev. Dr. Francis Okobo (2nd left), Bishop Okoye's Mother, Ezinne Janet E. Okoye (middle) and Priests of the Catholic Diocese of Awgu, during the Thanksgiving Mass for the Bishop's Mother, held at St. John's Pro Cathedral Church, Owelli, Awgu Local Government Area, yesterday.

The Catholic Bishop of Awgu Diocese, Enugu State, John Okoye, on Sunday, described Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi as God’s servant who is striving for the good of the people of the state.

Mr Okoye, who spoke while offering special prayers for Mr Ugwuanyi, at the Thanksgiving Mass for his aged mother, Ezinne Okoye, held at St. John’s Pro Cathedral Church, Owelli, Awgu Local Government Area, asked God to give the governor more grace and wisdom to continue to accomplish his peace and good governance initiatives for the wellbeing of the people of the state.

The bishop also asked God to give the governor the Holy Spirit and uphold his vision for the people, saying: “Since he is striving for the good of the people of Enugu State and beyond, satisfy his heart’s desires; everywhere he ventures into, let him prosper”.

While expressing confidence that the governor will fully actualize his sound vision for Enugu State, at the end of his tenure, the bishop equally asked God to “give him a strong faith, hope and good heart that will help him accomplish his task”.

Mr Okoye, who appreciated God for His mercy and kindness on his mother, added that “it is by your (God’s) direction that we all have gathered here to give you praise for what you are doing for our mother”. He, therefore, prayed for her good health and long life.

The bishop also thanked those who came to celebrate with his family, especially the Bishop Emeritus of the Catholic Diocese of Nsukka, Francis Okobo, Mr Ugwuanyi and his counterpart from Anambra State, who was represented by the Secretary to the State Government, Solo Chukwulobelu, the President General of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Chief Nnia Nwodo and a host of others.

During the prayer of the faithful at the Mass which was celebrated by many priests, the Diocese thanked “God for the blessing you gave to Enugu State through the Governor of Enugu State, His Excellency, Rt. Hon. Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi”.

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