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Public Service Announcement

Public Service Announcement

In furtherance of the efforts of the Abia State government to support vulnerable persons in the state in the course of the ongoing lockdown necessitated by the outbreak of COVID-19 in the country, Governor Okezie Ikpeazu has approved the distribution of new palliative items.

The items will be distributed through the following religious bodies on Friday, 24th April, 2020:

1. Divine Power Church
2. United Church of Christ Fountain of Peace
3. Heavenly Jerusalem Assembly International
4. Christ Generation Ministry Of
Jesus Christ
5. Masters Vessel Church
6. Godian Religion (ATR)
7. Word of life Christian Mission
8. Eckankar
9. Zion Heritage Ministries
10. Blessed Chapel Church
11. Winepress Ministries
12. Gospel Deliverance Mission
13. Bible Believing Mission aka Talk na do
14. Excelling Faith & Grace Church
15. The Christian Fellowship Group Int’l (City of Light Cathedral)
16. Blessed Chapel International
17. Agape Word Assembly
18. Redeemed Divine Grace Global Mission
19. Word Base Assembly
20. Hours of Salvation Church, Triumphant Chapel
21. All believers Fellowship Group Inc
22. Breakthrough Fellowship Church Inc.
23. Upper Room Assembly

Only the state leader of the above mentioned religious bodies are expected to come and collect the items for distribution through the food bank located at the office of the Wife of Abia State Governor, Government House, Umuahia, from 1pm prompt on the said date.

It is important to note that the palliative items are meant for only identified vulnerable members of the religious groups, including people living with disabilities and should be distributed house to house using youth groups or such other of their organized sub units. The items are not to be shared among leaders of the religious bodies as the Government is actively monitoring and will sanction those who fail to deliver to vulnerable persons as directed.

Another group of religious organizations will be announced in due course as we intend to reach as many vulnerable persons as possible. We are concurrently distributing items through the state geriatric services agency, traditional rulers and presidents general of town unions as well as focused groups such as destitute homes through the office of Wife of the Governor.

Finally, it is very important that we all abide by the guidelines issued by the inter ministerial committee on COVID-19, especially with regard to staying at home, maintaining good hygiene and observing social distancing. People of our dear state must all come together to fight this war against coronavirus. If we all do our bits we will win this war and come out better and stronger.

Our frontline workers deserve commendation for the exceptional way they are diligently fighting to keep us safe even in the midst of threats to them and their family members. Our prayers are with them and all those who have in one way or another supported the fight against this disease through donation of food and protective materials to the people of our state at this trying time. While the outlook appears challenging, we must all draw strength from God and our inate humanity to push harder towards victory.

Thank you.

Chief John Okiyi Kalu
Honorable Commssioner for Information, Abia State
23/04/2020

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