Lawmaker representing Anambra North Senatorial District in the National Assembly, Senator Stella Oduah, has greeted her constituents, welcoming them to July, the month of “new beginnings” amid the novel coronavirus disease, COVID-19 pandemic.
In a statement she personally signed on Wednesday, the senator who’s also the Vice Chairman, Senate Committee On Appropriation, described 2020 as a year that “has witnessed disruption on a scale like never before seen.”
But she encouraged her constituents in Anambra North to not be downcast and understand that the same God that made them see the beginning of the second half of the year “has a plan for us.”
Oduah promised her constituents that she will continue to be their voice and strong defender at the centre, sniffing out new opportunities for their individual and collective growth.
“Today marks the beginning of the second half of a year that has so far proven to be quite challenging and unpredictable,” she said.
“It is a year that has witnessed disruption on a scale like never before seen as businesses have been forced to either fold up or scale down their operations and majority of the people have found it increasingly hard to eke out a decent living for themselves as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic but despite the apparent gloom and uncertainty, I am here to tell us that we made it this far for the simple reason that we are overcomers that are destined to finish strong, this last leg of the year.
“I am encouraging every heart that is downcast to understand that the same God that made us witness the beginning of the second half of this so far disruptive and economically debilitating year, has a plan for us and like the Bible says, ‘His thoughts for us are of good and not of evil, to bring us to an expected end’ – Jeremiah 29 vs 11.
“My dearest Constituents, this second half of the year 2020 shall be nothing like the first half for goodness and mercy shall follow us everywhere we go and it shall locate us in our places of work, families and everything that concerns us.
“I charge everyone to be strong, to take courage and neither be afraid nor dismayed for the Lord our God is with us and shall show Himself mighty on our behalf as we go about our various businesses this second half of the year 2020.
“On my part, I shall continue to be your voice and strong defender at the center, sniffing out new opportunities for our individual and collective growth and living up to the oath I swore to represent you with all my heart and might.
“On this note I say, Welcome to the month of July which to my mind, represents a month of new beginnings. God bless you.”