Ijeoma Madueke
Prelate of the Methodist Church of Nigeria, Dr Samuel Uche, has described Abia as the most backward in terms of development in the South East zone.
The cleric on Monday, at Enugu decried the slow pace of development in Abia, which he said caused the church worries.
He told newsmen during the briefing which was part of activities mark the end of his Apostolic tour of the South-East, said that with what he had seen in the state, there was no doubt that Abia was the most backward in the zone.
The Prelate had raised a similar concern about this government before the election which saw the governor re elected.
He appealed to the state government to be alive to its responsibilities and work for the people with the fear of God.
He said it is sad that most roads in the state are impassable, while residents of major cities, especially Umuahia and Aba, are being suffocated by refuse.

On the other hand, the Prelate commended the governors of Ebonyi, Enugu and Anambra states who he said have done well.

 “I am impressed with what is happening in Ebonyi, Anambra and Enugu States, but I want to urge the government of Abia to sit up and stop sharing money to godfathers. “They should learn from what the governors of the aforementioned states are doing and use the resources at their disposal to work for the people.”  
Imo state was not also spared as he declared he was ashamed of his own home state but advised the new governor to fish the rot in the state.
“I am from Imo, but I am ashamed of the situation there,” he said.

Chinwe Ugele

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