FIC Report (Abia State) – Governor Okezie Ikpeazu has commended the General Overseer of Freedom Word Assembly International, Pastor Ugoh Akwarandu for his intervention in the health sector leading to the establishment of the Freedom Word Mission Hospital and Sofa Diagnostic Center, Oomne Drive, Abayi, Aba.
The Governor made the commendation during the official Commissioning of Freedom Word Mission Hospital and Sofa Diagnostic Centre, Oomne Drive, Abayi Aba, appreciated the Church for its efforts in complementing the laudable interventions of his administration in the Health sector.
Governor Ikpeazu said that with the commissioning of the health facility equipped with the state-of-the art medical facilities, the Founder has in addition to building the spiritual content of Members, improving the knowledge of the Members of the society through quality education, also contributed to the health needs of Abians.
The Governor reiterated that his administration recently built, furnished and commissioned the first ever Children’s Specialist Hospital in the South East in addition to the ongoing building of a Medical Village in Aba with a Heart and Kidney Center however added that the health of the people of Abia State will remain top priority to his administration.
Governor Ikpeazu noted that the bold step taken by Pastor Ugoh Akwarandu stemmed from the records of his late father who dedicated his life in building several hospitals despite not being a Medical Personnel and commended the Founder for towing the footsteps of his father.
Earlier, the General Overseer of Freedom Word Assembly International, Pastor Ugoh Akwarandu said that his decision to establish the Mission Hospital was as a result of a terrible health experience he had in the past, adding that the hospital has come to fill in the gap in the provision of quality, accessible and affordable health care services to all Abians irrespective of class.
He said that the hospital is equipped with State-of-the Art facilities noting that the Church is committed to the service of humanity.
He thanked Governor Okezie Ikpeazu for constructing the road leading to the hospital and Church as one of his first road projects in 2015.
The Governor later cut the tapes to formally commission the hospital and the Diagnostic Center, and was taken on a facility tour of the medical facilities.
The Governor was accompanied to the ceremony by several dignitaries including Members of the State Assembly representing Osisioma Ngwa South, Hon. Nnamdi Allen Nwachukwu, Aba North State State Constituency, Hon. Aaron Uzodike, Aba Central State Constituency Hon. Abraham Oba, the Commissioners for Health Dr. Joe Jonathan Osuji, Information, Dr. Eze Chikamnayo, Transport, Chief Godswill Uche Nwanoruo, Science and Technology, Chief Okezie Erondu, Sports, Chief Karibe Ojigwe, a former House of Representatives member, Hon. Udo Ibeji among other dignitaries.