• Monday, July 22, 2024
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Kumuyi praises Otti for exemplary leadership in Abia

Kumuyi at 83: Beyond the preacher’s cassock

…says ‘God has set him up to be a star in Nigeria’

William Kumuyi, founder and general superintendent of the Deeper Christian Life Ministry (Deeper Life Bible Church) has commended Governor Alex Otti of Abia State for transforming the state in a short time in office.

He also scored the Abia State Governor high on road infrastructure, welfare of workers and security, among other initiatives of his administration.

Kumuyi, who was in the state for a week-long crusade with the theme; ‘A Glorious Transformation Through Christ,’ on a working visit to Governor Alex Otti, at his residence in Nvosi, Isialangwa South Local Government Area, said that there is a bright light shining in Abia State.

The revered cleric, who came with his wife, Esther Kumuyi, lauded the breathe of freshness and ongoing reformation in Abia State and declared that Otti’s exemplary leadership has elevated Abia to a place of pride in the comity of progressive states in Nigeria, as well as on the part of economic development and growth.

“It is not up to one year that you came in as Governor, and your achievements are overwhelming. Even before I came, we have been hearing the news of the progress and reformation taking place in Abia State. Apart from coming to preach, we have heard the story of the state from 2023, till now.

“May the Lord continue to strengthen you and help you to achieve all that you have for the state, which are manifest in security, progress and productivity of the state.

“We pray that the Lord will keep you strong and healthy. We pray that this work will continue to go on and others will see the bright light shining in our state, here, God’s Own State.

“God has set you up to be a star in our country and shining star you will continue to be,” Pastor Kumuyi, who turns 83 on June 6, prayed.

Otti, while welcoming his august visitor, who was accompanied by other elders and senior officers of the church, thanked Kumuyi for choosing Abia State as venue for the crusade, which held at the Aba Mega Mall, Osisioma, Aba, along the Enugu-PortHarcourt expressway.

Otti expressed government’s willingness to partner with the Deeper Christian Life Ministry to support the less-privileged in Abia and enhance the well-being of its citizens.

He highlighted the achievements recorded by his administration in the last 11 months to include the recent liquidation of a decade-long arrears owed pensioners in the State, by previous administrations.

The governor acknowledged the good works Kumuyi has been doing globally, through the ministry, and pledged support for the Deeper Life Ministry and other Churches in their work of charity.