Abis State Government has distributed new palliative items to Twenty- Three religious bodies to further support vulnerable persons in the State in the course of the ongoing Lockdown necessitated by the outbreak of COVID-19 in the Country.
The religious organisations include: Divine Power Church,, United Church of Christ Fountain of Peace, Heavenly Jerusalem Assembly International, Christ Generation Ministry Of Jesus Christ, Masters Vessel Church, Godian Religion (ATR), Word of life Christian Mission, Eckankar, Zion Heritage Ministries, Blessed Chapel Church, Winepress Ministries, Gospel Deliverance Mission Bible Believing Mission aka Talk na do, Excelling Faith & Grace Church , The Christian Fellowship Group Int’l (City of Light Cathedral) , Blessed Chapel International, Agape Word Assembly, Redeemed Divine Grace Global Mission, Word Base Assembly, Hours of Salvation Church, Triumphant Chapel, All believers Fellowship Group Inc, Breakthrough Fellowship Church Inc, Upper Room Assembly
The Abia State Governor, Dr. Okezie Ikpeazu empasised the palliative items were meant for only identified vulnerable members of the religious groups, including people living with disabilities and should be distributed house to house using youth groups or such other of their organized sub units.
He warned leaders of the various religious bodies not to share the items among themselves as the Government would actively monitor and sanction those who fail to deliver to vulnerable persons as directed.
Governor Ikpeazu , in a release signed by the Commissioner for Information, Chief John Okiyi, stressed the need for Abians to abide the guidelines issued by the inter ministerial committee on COVID-19 especially with regard to staying at home, maintaining good hygiene and observing social distancing, while appealing to them to join in the fight against Coronavirus.
On the efforts of the Frontline workers he said, “Our frontline workers deserve commendation for the exceptional way they are diligently fighting to keep us safe even in the midst of threats to them and their family members. Our prayers are with them and all those who have in one way or another supported the fight against this disease through donation of food and protective materials to the people of our state at this trying time. While the outlook appears challenging, we must all draw strength from God and our inate humanity to push harder towards victory”.