The governor of Abia State, Okezie Ikpeazu has boasted that the case of coronavirus pandemic would not be recorded in Abia State.
He said this was because Abia State was the only state mentioned in the Bible. The governor made the boast in a trending video on Facebook showing him chatting with his Chief Press Secretary, Onyebuchi Ememanka. “Abia is the only state that is mentioned in the Bible.
We have a promise from God that none of these diseases will touch God’s people. And I hold on to God’s promise. “We saw Ebola, it did not get to us. We saw monkey pox, it didn’t get to us. Even this one (coronavirus) will also pass us by,” he said.
The governor then called on Abians not to panic over the deadly virus, adding, “there is the need for us to ponder a little and take little steps.”
Abia appeared as the name of some persons in the Bible including in 1 Chronicles 3:10, King James Version (KJV). It reads, “And Solomon’s son was Rehoboam, Abia his son, Asa his son, Jehoshaphat his son.”