Nkwo-Orji-Orie Mbieri road needs rescue touch …Royal Father pleads with Owelle as Clergymen visit him

The new Archdeacon of Obazu-Mbieri Archdeaconry and vicar, Holy Trinity Church Obazu, Mbieri in Mbaitoli local government of Imo state, Ven. Chukwuma Akakuru accompanied by his priests and some members of the PCC last Monday paid a courtesy call on the traditional ruler of Obazu, His Royal Highness, Eze Francis Agunwa who was represented by the traditional Prime Minister of Obazu Autonomous Community, Chief F.C.E. Arisiukwu.

Chief Arisiukwu used the occasion to draw the attention of the Governor, Owelle Rochas Okorocha, to the state of the strategic Nkwor-Orji-Orie Mbieri road and requested that the governor applies his rescue touch on it to give it a facelift.

Though the traditional prime minister appreciated the efforts of the Federal Emergency Road Maintenance Agency (FERMA) to maintain the road, he noted that it was only palliative and pleaded to the governor to intervene.

He recalled that before FERMA’s efforts to make it motorable, that the state government had awarded contract for the reconstruction of the road and requested that the contractor be mobilized back to site as soon as FERMA is through with the temporary maintenance job.

Chief Arisiukwu then called on the people of Obazu and indeed the entire Mbieri people to support the governor to ensure the success of his rescue mission.

On the courtesy call by the Archdeacon and his entourage, the traditional prime minister praised them for the visit, assuring them of the community’s traditional support for the church.

Earlier, Ven. Akakuru said they had called to inform the traditional ruler of the posting to Obazu of new priests and to solicit his assistance to ensure that the work of God goes on unimpeded in the community.

He assured the community of the determination of the Anglican Church to promote peace, unity and development in Obazu community.

Speaking also, the Ochiobodo of Umuchoke village, Chief Eddy Igbonagwam thanked the vicar and his team for coming, saying that it shows that the church respects the traditional institutions in its drive to spread the gospel.

The highlight of the occasion was presentation of a copy of the Holy Bible to Chief Arisiukwu by the Holy Trinity Church , Obazu.

Others in the vicar’s entourage include Reverends Nwakwue and Nwankiti as well as some PCC members among them Christian Voice Managing Editor, Sir Martin Ebe, Engr. Obinna Okwunakwe and Mr Innocent Onyeanuma.


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