Anambra state governor Chukwuma Soludo in a recent call to the Christian faith urged the church to help in reducing the number of traditional worshippers within the state.
The governor reportedly said this at the dedication of a new church building of the House of Testimony, Life of Faith Gospel Assembly, Federal Housing Estate, Onitsha.
While advising all denominations to unite as one body in Christ Jesus to fight the ‘common criminals,’ Soludo stressed that Anambra is God’s own state.
The governor said, “Since the inception of my administration, we have declared war on criminals, their shrines, priests and burnt down their idols. They can come with whatever they want to but with the Bible in our right hand, we shall prevail.
“Anambra is in the hands of God but we must continue to pray to take back our state from criminals, touts and lawlessness.
“Idolatry is the fastest-growing religion in the state. We must not take it for granted. Pope Francis preaches ecumenism. I just don’t preach it, I try to live it. If we bond together, we will survive collectively but if we go separately, we will die separately. This land is our own, we must not give up on it.
On security, Soludo assured the people of the state that his administration would restore peace and tranquility to the state as it was already being experienced now by the people.
He further reiterated his commitment to delivering quality roads for the people of the state, adding that his commissioner for works was selected based on competence.
Soludo said, “Our benchmark actually is that in our first 24 months, we will be able to deliver over 230 km of roads. The quality of roads we are delivering has never been seen in the state before.
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