A newly-appointed Permanent Secretary in Anambra State, Samuel Ike, has said that a cockroach lived inside his ear for four months, The Nation reports.
He spoke at the St. James Anglican Church during a thanksgiving service on Sunday.
Ike, of Trade and Commerce ministry, said he was not only thanking God for the position, but on how He saved his life.
According to The Nation, he said the cockroach tormented him while trying unsuccessfully to gain entrance into his brain before it was successfully removed.
“I am not only here to thank God over my recent appointment as a Permanent Secretary.
“I want to thank Him because if not Him, I would have died before now.
“When I was driving one day, I noticed something moving in my ear. It was a medium sized cockroach. I don’t know how it got into my ear.
“The doctor told me I would have run mad if it had succeeded in gaining entrance into my brain. It was brought out alive and killed by us,” he said.
The permanent Secretary also recalled several experiences he passed through before his present appointment.
He said he had sleepless nights for four days, and circumstances that would have turned him into a cripple barely a week of his appointment.
The Anambra State Head of Service, Harry Uduh, urged the new Permanent Secretary to continue on his diligence to service as God would reward him more.
Earlier in a sermon, the Anglican Bishop, Aguata Diocese, Samuel Nwofor, charged Nigerians to always praise God’s name.
He said only God could have saved the new Permanent Secretary, based on his narration, adding that it was the reason people should call upon Him in any circumstance.