The Speaker of Abia State House of Assembly, Rt Hon Engr Chinedum Enyinnaya Orji, in his continued show of solidarity to his constituents, earlier today attended the Child Dedication & Thanksgiving Service of little Miss Princess Chikaima Ihedioha, daughter of Prince & Mrs Emeka Ihedioha of Ohuhu community in Umuahia North Local Government Area.
The Speaker while thanking God for His blessings upon the life of Prince & Mrs Emeka Ihedioha said children are gifts from God and that it’s a big testimony to the glory of God that a woman conceives, goes through the nine months journey of pregnancy and delivers safely.
The Speaker further said he was very happy to worship in the church for the first time and promised to support them whenever the need arises.
One of the major highpoint of the church service was when the Speaker called out one of the worshippers, Mrs Enyiocha Grace Ifeoma, a pregnant woman who was the lead singer of the church’s band. The Speaker said he watched keenly with amazement how Mrs Enyiocha, even though heavily pregnant and with another baby, was singing melodiously and with her whole being to the glory of God.
Moved by her dedication to service despite her condition, the Speaker asked her what she was doing for a living to which she announced that she was an applicant having studied Accounting and served in the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC).
The church went into wild jubilation when the Speaker there and then announced the offer of a job to her and requested Prince Emeka Ihedioha to proceed later to his office with her documents for processing.
Rev Felix Ucheze, the Presbyter of Trinity Methodist Church, Umuegwu Afugiri where the Service held welcomed the Speaker, thanked him and encouraged him to continue with the good works he has always been known for and asked God to bless him in all his endeavours.
At the reception venue of the ceremony which held at the country home of Prince & Mrs Ihedioha at Umuagungolori, Afugiri, Umuahia North LGA, Rt Hon Chinedum Enyinnaya Orji said he came to celebrate with the family because of the humanitarian and kind gestures of Prince Emeka to society over the years. He said he was proud of the celebrant and his family and prayed God to continue to bless and enable him to do more for humanity.
Hon Jerry Uzosike, Member representing Umuahia South State Constituency, Sir Onyii Wamah, State Head of Service, Hon Chidiebere Nwachukwu, Hon Lucky Akabuike, former Chairmen of Umuahia North LGA, Dr Obi Aguocha, President General of Ohuhu Welfare Union, Hon Eze Okwulehie, General Manager of ASEPA and other political stakeholders in Ohuhu, accompanied the Speaker to the occasion which family, friends and well wishers also graced.