Church Of God Mission International Set To Build A University In Abia

...Commends Governor Otti For Fulfilment Of His Promised Democratic Dividends

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The Executive Governor of Abia State Dr. Alex Otti, OFR has assured the Church of God Mission Int’l of the State Government’s Support to enable them realize their vision of establishing a University in Abia State. The Governor gave the assurance  when he played host to the Head of Cabinet Bishops of the Church of God Mission international, Bishop Feb Idahosa who paid him a courtesy visit alongside other leaders of the Church as he arrived Abia for their “2024 Bishopric convention with the theme “Supernatural Possibilities.”

In his words, Governor Otti said, ‘I am excited to hear that you intend to set up a university in Abia. let Dr. George Chidozie be the liaison so that if there is anything you need including land, we will provide it.”

The Governor commended Bishop Fab and Archbishop Margaret for not allowing the legacy of the founder of the church , Archbishop Benson Idahosa to collapse, saying that most churches die with the death of their founders even though they were founded by great men of God, a situation he attributed to lack of succession plan and raising leaders that will take over when the founder or leader is no more.

Earlier in his speech, Bishop Idahosa commended Governor Otti for doing what he said he would do. ‘I am Bishop Feb Idahosa and I am here on behalf of our Arc. Bishop, Arch Bishop Margaret Benson Idahosa to bring greetings to you all the way from Benin City and from the throne of Heaven as well. She sends her greetings, she is praying for you, praying for the State and also to let us know that she is standing right behind you, she has seen your excellent work and we as well have seen the excellent work too’.

‘We have a University called Benson Idahosa University started by my father Arch. Bishop Benson Idahosa in 1994 and the Motto of the University is Academic Excellence with Godliness. One of our core purposes is to change Nigeria. He had a saying he would always say, if you come to this world and leave it the way you met it, it would have been better you were not born’

‘We have seen you Sir as having come to Abia and you are doing a wonderful work. You are not leaving it the way you met it, in just one year, we have seen a lot of changes. You definitely fit that criteria of not leaving the world the way you met it’.

‘We look up to you from the University as someone who is doing what he said he wants to do and making a difference. Thank you for being somebody that we can look up to and say this is someone that is doing what he says he will do’, Bishop Idahosa declared.

A member of the Church and Senior Special Assistant to the Governor on Special Duties Dr. George Chidozie assured Bishop Idahosa that his vision of establishing a University in Abia would be realized, ‘Your vision to establish a University in Abia, definitely will come to fruition because God has made it possible’.

Also speaking, Rev. Daniel Kalu, the Abia Bishopric Coordinator informed the Governor that Bishop Idahosa was in Abia to attend their 2024 Bishopric convention with the theme ‘Supernatural Possibilities’. He thanked Governor Otti for the great work he is doing, saying that he now feels so proud telling people anywhere he goes that he is from Abia which was not so before.

Other government functionaries who joined Governor Otti in receiving Bishop Idahosa and his team include Pastor Caleb Ajagba (PhD), Chief of Staff to the Governor; Prince Okey Kanu, Commissioner for Information and Culture; Mrs. Blessing Ngozi Felix, Commissioner for Women Affairs and Poverty Alleviation; Mazi Ugochukwu Okoroafor (Mni), Special Adviser Monitoring and Evaluation, Apostle KC Wiper, Special Assistant to the Governor on Religious Affairs, Dr. George Chidozie, Senior Special Assistant to the Governor on Special Duties.