Ebonyi will on Septembr 13 and 14, assume the leaderships of the traditional rulers council and the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) in the south east zone of the country.
Dr Kenneth Ugbala, Secretary to the State Government made the disclosure in Abakaliki while briefing newsmen on the outcome of the state executive council meeting.
Ugbala said that traditional rulers from the five states of the zone would gather in Abakaliki on Sept.13 for the inauguration of HRH Charlse Mkpuma as the chairman of the council in the zone.
“Mkpuma is the chairman of the Ebonyi traditional rulers council and we are honoured to receive such privilege.
“The Governor’s Senior Special Adviser on Religion and Welfare Matters, Rev. Fr Abraham Nwali will on Sept. 14,, be inaugurated as the Chairman of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) in the south east.
“It is also a huge privilege for the state to lead the whole Christians in the zone and we are grateful to God for all these.
Rev. Father Abraham Nwali, the new south east CAN Chairman, said that the new position alongside the chairmanship of the south east governors forum, also held by Ebonyi were blessings from God.
“The scripture talked about the servants who profitably utilised the talents given to them by their master while one of them buried his own.
“It also declared that he who was given, would have much given to him while he who does not have, will find the little he presumes to have, taken from him,” he said.
Nwali said that if Ebonyi was blessed with all these positions, he looked forward to it being blessed with the presidency of the country.
“The chairman of the traditional rulers council was hospitalised during the time of its election but the people saw him as a disciplined man and called him.
“The chairmanship of CAN in the zone is rotated among Christian blocs and it is presently, the turn of the catholic secretariat of Nigeria’s bloc.
“The leadership of CAN said it was the turn of Ebonyi and we were not even there when the decision was taken.
Mr Uchenna Orji, state Commissioner for Information and State Orientation announced that the government has accepted the resignation of Chief Stanley Okoro-Emegha as the Commissioner for Internal Security.
“Okoro-Emegha is also the Caretaker Chairman of the All Progressives Congress in the state but would still be consulted by the government on security issues.