Bishop Okoye lauds Nnamani
March 14, 2006

The Catholic Bishop of the new Awgu Diocese, Rt. Rev. Dr. John Okoye, has commended the Governor of Enugu State, Chimaroke Nnamani, for his good works, especially in the provision of democracy dividends to the people of Enugu State.

Bishop Okoye made the commendation during a courtesy visit to the governor at the Lion Building, Enugu.

The bishop specifically noted such massive infrastructural projects as the permanent site of the state university, the state university teaching hospital and medical college, the state judiciary headquarters, and the new underground road tunnel linking Ogui Road with Okpara Avenue, amongst many others.

The Catholic clergy told the governor that the visit was mainly to thank him for his assistance to the new Awgu Diocese during his consecration as bishop.

Bishop Okoye commended the governor for his special interest in the growth of the new diocese, especially with the governor’s personal visit to him, adding that it was a very good disposition to them.

The Catholic bishop also used the occasion to draw the attention of the governor to some of the problems facing the people of the area, especially the lack of electricity, rehabilitation of roads and establishment of a seminary in the diocese.

He also assured the governor of his constant prayers so that God would continue to protect, guide and strengthen him to accomplish his good works for the people of the state.

In his response, Governor Nnamani commended the church for its major contributions to the educational and spiritual wellbeing of the people.

The State Chief Executive described the church as an indispensable partner which had contributed so much to the society, especially in the promotion of affordable healthcare, education and social life of the people.

He therefore pledged his government’s commitment to continue to work with the church to enable the work of God to continue to grow in the state.

The governor expressed his deep personal respect for the bishop, especially for his simplicity, humility, good interpersonal relations and vibrancy, pointing out that the bishop had started very well in the task of growing the young diocese.

Governor Nnamani told the bishop that his visit was the beginning of partnership between his government and the Awgu Diocese and assured him that his gesture would be reciprocated.


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