Uzodimma felicitates with Anglican Diocese of Egbu at Synod, requests prayer for Imo State

Posted by News Express | 7 November 2021 | 582 times

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Governor of Imo State,  Senator Hope Uzodimma, has facilitated with the Anglican Diocese of Egbu on her Second Session of the 9th Synod, requesting the faithful to pray for Imo State.
 
He said prayer for the state was necessary because the leaders of the State will come and go but Imo State will remain.
 
 The Theme of the Synod is:  ‘’I have Given You an Example (John 13:15)" and the ceremony was held at St John’s Anglican Church, Naze in Owerri North LGA, Imo State.
 
In his message at the closing ceremony on Sunday, the Governor who was represented by his Special Adviser on Religious Affairs, The Very Rev. Chidi Nwanebu, requested the Synod to continue to pray for the State so as to "come out of the several challenges, especially the insecurity and its resultant effects."
 
The Governor said: ‘’Governors will come and go, problems will come and go, but Imo State will remain."
 
He also urged the congregation not to allow anybody or group of people to destroy the State and pleaded with all to join hands together to salvage the State.
 
The Governor promised to continue in his efforts towards improved road network as soon as the rainy season ends, reiterating that he will "leave Imo State better than he met it."
 
He said he also prayed for the success of the Synod, noting that he had no choice as the Bishop of Diocese of Egbu, His Lordship Rt Rev Geoffrey Enyinnaya Okoroafor remains a friend and brother. 
 
Governor Uzodimma later made a cash donation of N10million in support of God's work in the Diocese.
 
Responding, Bishop Okoroafor thanked the Governor for honouring their invitation and pledged to continue to pray for the Governor and Imo State in general.
 
Highlight of the programme was special prayer for the Governor by His Lordship,  Rt Rev Bright Ogu (Rtd) of the Anglican Bishop of Mbaise.
 
The Special Adviser on Religious Affairs was accompanied on the occasion by the Chief Press Secretary and Media Adviser to the Governor,  Oguwike Nwachuku.
 
•PHOTO: Imo State Governor, Senator Hope Uzodimma represented by SA Religious Affairs, Very Rev (Dr.) CNN Nwanebu (2nd right) Bishop of Egbu Diocese, Rt Rev Geoffrey Okorafor (2nd left) Chief Press Secretary/Media Adviser to the Governor, Oguwike Nwachuku (left) and the Chancellor, Egbu Diocese, His worship Maureen Onyewotu (right) at the 9th Synod of Anglican Diocese of Egbu held at St. John's Anglican Church, Naze Owerri North . . . Sunday.


Source: News Express

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