ANDONI SHALL NOT BE RAVAGED BY INSECURITY AGAIN ~Council Chairman, Erastus Awortu assures
The Executive Chairman of Andoni Local Government Area, Barr ERASTUS CHARLES AWORTU has assured that henceforth, the people of Andoni would experience peace and tranquility, stressing that cultism and insecurity that dominated the area in the past would no longer becloud the area again.
Barr ERASTUS AWORTU gave the assurance, during a Church Thanksgiving Service, organized at the Methodist Church, Asarama in Andoni to mark his successful election, subsequent swearing in and assumption of office as Chairman of Andoni LGA, as well as the elevation of his wife, BEATRICE AWORTU to the rank of a Professor of History and Diplomacy at the IGNATIUS AJURU UNIVERSITY OF EDUCATION.
AWORTU notes that: “You can see, I am among those that have seen God because I have seen the work of God.
He said: “I listen to the hymn about peace be still. Everything should obey the will of God. There’s no song that can be more apt than that.
“Since I assumed office, all the upheavals, all the problems that Andoni has been facing have been on reduction lane.
“The place is calm because God has taken control. If that is not seeing God, I don’t know what else is seeing God.
“God has taken control of the land and I know that it will be permanent in Jesus name”.
He enjoined the people to pray for the peace of Andoni: “I want everybody to pray for Andoni, we have gone through difficult times and probably, we are going through difficult times but I believe that with prayers, everything will be right, the land will be good for us to enjoy, we shall come home without looking behind us wether anybody is coming after us with gun or somebody is carrying machete. We shall enjoy our land peacefully. We shall not be ravaged again by insecurity”.
The Andoni Council Boss believes that every Andoni indigene has a role to play to ensure that the local government is peaceful.
“There’s a duty; all of us have to ensure that our land remains good, if you think that it’s not your business today, you will know that it is your business tomorrow, when you can’t come home.
“Please, let us all turn a new leaf and take that duty upon ourselves to sanitize our land, to preach to our children that they should know God and know that there’s value in having peace because without peace, we won’t have development. Let’s stop the attitude of aiding or covering criminality”.
AWORTU recommitted his avowed commitment to serve the people of Andoni with utmost sincerity.
“I will serve the people, I will serve God without partiality and without fear. I will be firm to do justice to every one.
“Bring your piece of advice, I don’t know it all, government is for everybody, if Andoni is good, we will all enjoy it but if it’s bad, we will all suffer it. Don’t wait and watch the government to fail, rather, contribute your quota to make Andoni great and God will help to lift Andoni to greater heights.
“I want to thank God very sincerely, well it’s not that I have not been thanking God, everyday I wake-up, I give thanks to God for being alive and for the things he has done for me, for the days leading to my election and the few days in office”.