Governor Willie Obiano has called on the Church to sustain its prayers for the State and Nigeria at large for the benefit of all.
Governor Obiano made the call during the second session of the fourth synod thanksgiving service of Diocese of Niger West held at St. Jude’s Anglican Church Nando, Anambra East Council Area.
Governor Obiano represented by his Chief of Staff, Chief Primus Odili, through Mr. Francis Okeke, commended the Diocese and expressed satisfaction with the government-church partnership, saying it is yielding desire results.
The Bishop of the Diocese, Right Reverend Dr. Johnson Ekwe, thanked Governor Obiano and all who contributed to the success of the synod, which he believed will bring healing and blessings to the land of Anambra East and Ayamelum respectively.
Bishop Ekwe called on the Federal Government to adopt dialogue and democratic method to tackle the challenges facing the country, as he condemned the menace of herdsmen, discriminate arrest and killings on mere suspicion, as well as killing of law enforcement officers in the East, describing it as inhuman and unlawful.
In their remarks, the member representing Anambra East and West federal constituency, Hononable Chinedu Obidigwe and the member representing Anambra East in the State House of Assembly, Pharmacist Obinna Emeneka, thanked the Church for their prayers for Anambra and Nigeria in general, urging them to keep the tempo, noting the need for leaders of the country to find the best way to dialogue for a better Nigeria.
For another guest speaker, Evangelist Alexandra Onyemelukwe, the theme of the synod “You are complete in Christ, the head of principality and power” is apt not only in a time like this, but at all times, since one is only complete in Christ, for without him man’s effort is in vain, calling on Christians to seek the face of God for a turnaround in Nigeria.
The Clerical Synod Secretary, Venerable Charles Chukwurah and the host vicar, Venerable Ebelechukwu Egbuji thanked God that the synod was successful in all ramifications, noting that the theme of the synod will inspire them to have confidence in God in discharging their duties.
Prayers for Nigeria, Anambra State, and families, cutting of the synod cake and thanksgiving featured during the synod thanksgiving service.