Amichi (Nnewi South
LGA), June 11, 2019 (MOI) Bishop of Amichi Diocese (Anglican Communion), Rt.
Rev. Ephraim Ikeakor has lauded Gov. Willie Obiano for supporting the Church,
especially the Anglican Diocese of Amichi.
Bishop Ikeakor said
this during Worship and Thanksgiving Service held on June 9 at the Cathedral
Church of St. Andrew's, Amichi, to mark the end of the 4th Synod of the
The theme of the
synod is: ``Rediscovering and Harnessing the Ministry of the Laity for Holistic
and Effective Church Growth in the Anglican Church." (1 Corinthians 12:
During the service,
Ikeakor praised the Governor for contributing to humanity and the work of God
in the Diocese and the state.
``Gov. Obiano has
done well in many areas in the state. His contribution to infrastructure
development in the state is obvious.
``He has helped us
greatly in building and maintaining the Diocesan Hospital, Diocesan School of
Midwifery and the School of Public Health.
``Anambra has the
best network of roads in the entire southeast. His contribution to safety and
security in the state has ensured adequate security of life and property.’’
however, decried a resurgence of crime, especially at Upper Iweka and other
areas of Onitsha, urging the governor to look into the security situation in
``I know the
government has invested a lot to provide security in the state and the
commitment toward safety and security had never been in doubt.
``However, I want to
use this opportunity to call Governor's attention to security concerns,
especially at Upper Iweka and environs.’’
In his speech, Gov.
Obiano, who was represented by his Principal Secretary, Chief Willie Nwokoye
re-assured the Bishop and Ndi Anambra that security of the state remained a
priority of his government.
The Governor also
pledged to continue supporting the church and any venture that would positively
improve the lives of Ndi Anambra.
``The safety and
security of Ndi Anambra is top priority of my government.
``Crime will always
fight back, but I can assure you that security agencies have been fully
mobilised to deal with those concerns. We are getting results already.’’
He affirmed that
government will also continue to support the church. ``I see the church as an
integral part of government through which a lot can be done for the people.
``So we will continue
to give our support and answer whenever we are called to support the work of
Gov. Obiano expressed
gratitude to the Bishop, the priests and the laity for their role in promoting
unity and peaceful coexistence among all denominations of the church in the
He urged the body of
Christ in the state to ensure that the theme of the synod reflects in the
church and in daily lives of the Christian community in Anambra