Anambra State Governor Peter Obi says he has been praying to God to give the state a governor better than him.
Obi said this at a service to mark the Armed Forces Remembrance Day celebration at the Cathedral Church of St Faith, Awka, on Sunday.
He said such a successor would be able to build and improve on his achievements.
The governor’s tenure comes to an end on March 17, 2014.
He called on Nigerians to place the collective interest of the country above other considerations.
He also stressed the need for leaders to take decisions that would help build a better society even when they are unpopular.
Obi said the return of mission schools had been yielding the desired results with performances of students in internal and external examinations.
“Just last week, we gave a scholarship to an indigene of the state, Miss Sandra Anagor, from Umuawulu, who came first in NECO and SSCE examinations,” Obi said.
Anglican Bishop of Awka, Rev. Alexander Ibezim, said God had used the governor to boost education in the state and to lay a solid foundation for quality education.
Ibezim called for prayers to attract divine healing to the country to erase the scars of the civil war. He warned of the dangers of turning away from God as, according to him, closer relationship with God is fundamental for the survival of the country.
He urged Nigerians to avoid divisive tendencies to enable the country to harness strength in unity and harmonious co-existence so that efforts of those who labored to protect the unity of the country would not be in vain.