The Arch Bishop of Enugu Ecclesiastical Province and Bishop of Enugu Diocese, Anglican Communion, Emmanuel Chukwuma (OON) says Christian Chukwu’s good deeds and service to Nigeria was reason God sent help to him at his most moment of need for medical attention , Completesports.com reports.
The clergy man spoke while preaching during a special thanksgiving church service at Obe, Nkanu West Local Government Area of Enugu State organised by the former Nigeria captain and coach during a thanksgiving church service Sunday following a successful surgery in London.
“I must say that God saw all your good deeds in your service to Nigeria and sent people to come to your aid in your hour of need,” starts the cleric said.
“Surely, every good deed has a reward and we are here today to give thanks to God for His mercies in granting you (Christian Chukwu) quick recovery from the health challenge you encountered.
“We are here today to thank and praise God for his grace and ask for more glorious years.”
On his part, Peter Obi, a former governor of Anambra State who was represented by Hon. Joe-Martins Uzodike said he was full of gratitude to God for saving Chukwu’s life.
“It is with joy that we are gathered here today to celebrate with one of our own, a legend in the game of football who recently returned hale and hearty after overcoming a health challenge,” Obi said.
“We thank God and praise Him for His mercies”.
Obe, in Nkanu West local government area of Enugu state was filled to the brim on this occasion as people poured in from all walks of life to join Nigeria Legend, Christian Chukwu, MFR, at his family house after the church service.
The Traditional Prime Minister (Onowu) of Obe town, Patty Agu, poured encomiums on those who contributed to Chukwu’s treatment abroad.
“It can only be God that made this happen for our brother, Christian Chukwu, to recover from such a serious health challenge.
“God used the persons of Enugu state governor, Rt. Hon. Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi; business mogul, Femi Otedola; philanthropist, Benson Ejindu; Rangers Management Corporation, and a host of others to come to the aid of our dear brother.
“Otedola, especially, showed that he was a completely detribalized Nigerian with his actions in the period of challenge for our brother.”
Prince Davidson Owumi, General Manager of Rangers added his own voice as people took turns to eulogise the former Rangers captain.
“Chukwu remains a legend to all of us and we are here to share in the joy of his safe return from a medical trip abroad,” Owumi who is also the chairman of ex Rangers Players Association said.
“We thank all those that contributed their human and financial resources towards overcoming the health challenge. We are indeed very happy.”
An obviously overwhelmed Christian Chukwu expressed gratitude to those who played a role in his survival from his ailment.
“I am really very glad and appreciative of the goodwill shown to me in my hour of need. I can’t start naming all of them, but God who made it possible for them to think positive of me shall pay them all in like manner.
“I thank all those that made out time to be here for the service. Sincerely, it can only be God.” Chukwu said in an emotion laden tone.
By Sab Osuji