Imo State governor, Hope Uzodimma has bagged an award for building a church in Tanzania.

The governor received the award plaque on Sunday from the Catholic Archbishop of Owerri Ecclesiastical Province, Lucius Ugorji.

Ugorji handed over the plaque to the governor on behalf of Catholic Bishop of Morogoro District, Lazarus Mosquie in Tanzania.

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Receiving the plaque, Gov. Uzodimma said boundaries should not pose barriers when it comes to doing charity work.

He charged philanthropists not to consider when and where while impacting on the people.

He said; “Doing good and helping where necessary have no boundaries and people should do good anywhere and anytime the opportunity beckons on them”.

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Governor Uzodimma reiterated his belief that 2023 will be better for Imo citizens and called on them to “enter the new year with renewed determination to achieve all God has planned for us in 2023.”

Governor Uzodimma thanked the Archbishop for accepting to celebrate the Mass at the Government House Chapel, adding that “it is a sign of a very beautiful year for worshipers at the Chapel and Imo people in general.”

He also thanked those who found time to worship at the Chapel and prayed for God’s peace and the enabling environment for all to do the jobs assigned to them with utmost responsibility.

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“By the Grace of God, the year 2023 will be far better than the previous years and God will, in His infinite mercies, encourage Imo people to come out and vote their consciences in the coming elections,” he said and urged the Church “to continue to pray for the Government and people of Imo State for peace, growth and development, so that Imo State will be better for us all.”

Earlier in his Homily, Archbishop Ugorji reminded the congregation of the significance of the Epiphany, and urged the faithful to remember the reason for the gift of Jesus Christ to mankind.

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An appreciation message from the Bishop Mosquie read by Fr.. Jonas Chukwu thanked the governor for his benevolence.

The message reads: “By the Governor’s benevolence, the Morogoro Community which was abandoned by the country now has a Catholic Parish Church, an Adoration Chapel, a Priest’s Residence, power supply and portable water supply.”

Bishop Mosquie prayed God to continue to lead, protect and guide the governor and Chief Tony Chukwu, who also contributed to building of the church in all their endeavours.


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