Aniocha South local government area today recorded another mile stone with the commissioning of three more projects; namely; the Council Chapel, Modern Council gate and Abattoir.
Commissioning the Modern Abattoir at Ogwashi-Uku main market, the commissioner for Environment, Mr God’spower Asuiwhu, called on the good people of Ogwashi-Uku and market executives to ensure proper usage, maintenance and protection of the Abattoir.
According to him having built, commissioned and handed over the Abattoir, it now behoves on them, the end users to ensure maintenance so that it can last and serve them well for long time to come.
At the Council secretariat where the commisioned Chapel was situated, the Delta State Chairman, Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Senior, Apostle Sylvanus Okorete who commissioned the project cautioned that the ‘fire’ on this exalted alter is sustained, and this can only happen with daily and regular worship in the chapel
Senior Apostle Okorete who is also Senior Special Assistant to Delta State governor on religious matters, called the coucil chairman, Pastor Jude Chukwunwike, the initiator of the project to quickly appoint a Chaplain if none exist, while he urged him to provide leadership so that the spirituality of the chapel is maintained.
Pastor Chukwunwike in his brief remarks, of his inspiration to build the chapel, said, he promised, according to God’s divine approval, that the Chapel will be fully dedicated for prayer and praise of God and not a political project.
He noted that God has leveled every mountain and obstacles, particularly, standing in the way of the shining light of his administration with the prayers of the saints.
Beginning with anointing of the city gate, following it’s commissioning, today, the entire local government area is now consecrated to God, not just the Council secretariat.
He said that by the leadership of the Holy spirit, he is persuaded also to lead politicians to work with God, adding that discerning minds will testify that God has done and still doing marvellous things for them in the local government in the present administration.
He commend the Council staff for their loyalty, peaceful disposition and dedication to duty.
On how he is able to carry out projects of these magnitude at a time when many local government administrations are complaining of zero allocation, huge indebtedness and struggling to pay salary, Pastor Chukwunwike said it was due to thoughtful long term planning, motivated by needs of the people themselves.
“Every month we set aside some amount of money with the cooperation of my councilors based on the envissioned needs of our people. And by the Grace of God the administration is not owing salary.
“The plan for Christmas Rice was long term, paid since August, such that the cost of that rice is times two of current market price, the chicken also was a collaborative efforts with Agric department to establish our own council poultry. Every thing is planning”, he explained.
High point of the occasion are special rendition of worship praise section led by the chapel musical unit inside the new chapel and sermon by state CAN chairman.
Signatories present were former minister of State for Agriculture and PDP leader in the local government area, Chief Chris Agbobu, immediate past Aniocha south chairman, Hon, Isaac Anwuzia, His Royal Majesty, Obi kikachukwu, the Obi of Ubulu-unor, Hon., Mrs Lilian Okolie, member, Board of Directors, Delta Printing and Publishing and Company Limited (DPPCL), also PDP woman leader, Legislative arm of the Council and a host of others.
Women groups arorned in Thier colours were also on hand to add colour to the occasion.