Ngwo—The Bishop of the Diocese of Enugu North (Anglican Communion), Ngwo, Enugu State, Rt. Rev. Sosthenes Eze, has commended Governor Ifeanyi Ugwanyi’s peace and grassroots development initiatives in the state, saying that the governor has extended development to the most neglected areas in the rural communities.
Bishop Eze equally appreciated the sound relationship the governor enjoys with the stakeholders of the state, particularly his predecessor, adding that it was the first time the state was experiencing such gesture.
The bishop made the remarks during the Diocese of Enugu North’s centenary thanksgiving celebration and award service at Cathedral Church of St. Mary, Ngwo, where Governor Ugwuanyi was conferred with an award of Transformational Leader of the Year for Infrastructural Development.
He explained that the diocese honoured the governor for “his rapid transformation of the political and socio-economic landscape of Enugu State,” peace initiatives and commitment to the welfare of the people of the state.
Also in his remark, the chairman of the Centenary Committee, Ozo Ramsey Onyia, appreciated the presence and punctuality of the governor at the event, noting that “this is the first time since 1979 a governor is worshiping in this church”.
Responding, Gov. Ugwuanyi thanked the church for the award and felicitated with the diocese on its 100 years of preaching the gospel, adding that it has “contributed immensely to the intellectual, moral, spiritual and social development of the people in this area and the society at large.”