Governor Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia State has directed the organizing committee of the 29th Anniversary of Abia State to celebrate frontline workers and honor them for their sacrifices during the coronavirus pandemic.
Ikpeazu ordered the celebration in order to encourage others to make similar or even greater sacrifices in service to humanity.
He listed those to be honored as;
1. Dr Stanley Okerulu
2. Dr Ijeoma Nduka
3. Lady Peace Nwaogwugwu
4. Dr Azubuike Onyebuchi
5. Nurse Lilian Anyanwu
6. Nurse Kemi Olowoniyi
Governor Ikpeazu also commended a staff of Transport and Indiscipline Management Agency of Abia State (TIMAAS) who has distinguished herself in the task of controlling traffic, particularly at FMC junction of Ikot Ekpene Road, Umuahia.
The staff turns up every morning before rush hour and work through the day in very neat uniform with visible passion to ensure free flow of traffic.
The statement issued by the Governor Chief Press Secretary, Onyebuchi Ememanka, said, “In recognition of her diligence, TIMAAS Officer Uche Ugochi Confidence will also be honored with a special award during the Abia Day Celebration on 27th August, 2020, at the Michael Okpara Auditorium of Government House Umuahia.”
Also, the Governor in his 29th anniversary message to the people entitled “Our Future is Bright”, Ikpeazu sent his gratitude to all medical and allied services workers who have been in the forefront of the fight against Covid-19 and assured that his administration will do everything necessary to protect our people.
He expressed gratitude to the people of Abia State for standing by him in prayers when he battled the disease. Ikpeazu, however, commiserated with families of all those who lost their loved ones to the pandemic.