The ‘Abia State Re-dedication and Dr Alex Otti’s Thanksgiving Service’ organising committee has declared a seven-day prayer, fasting and thanksgiving.
This is contained in a statement issued on Sunday by the chairman and secretary of the committee, Uzor Nwachukwu and Bertrand Okeomah, respectively.
The committee stated that the programme was part of the activities lined up for the inauguration of Otti as the 10th Governor of Abia on May 29.
It also stated that the spiritual cleansing was slated to begin with prayer and fasting on Sunday, May 21 and end on Friday, May 26.
According to the committee, the event to usher in a new wave of spirituality would be rounded off with a ‘Re-dedication Retreat’ at the Ngwa High School, Aba, on May 27.
It further stated that the spiritual retreat already had the support of the Abia chapter of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) leadership.
“Similarly, a post-inauguration state thanksgiving service will hold on Sunday, June 4, at the Umuahia Township Stadium by noon prompt,” the statement added.
Meanwhile, CAN has called on all its member churches in Abia to observe the prayer and fasting sessions.
According to a statement by CAN secretary Mgbeahuru Okey, the directive was issued by the Abia CAN chairman, Emmanuel Agomoh.
“Let’s join hands with other faithful in this all-important assignment for a new Abia of our collective dream,” the CAN statement stated.