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Cardinal Onaiyekan, Catholic Bishops visit Enugu Govt House, pray at new Christian Chapel of Worship

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Cardinal John Olorunfemi Onaiyekan, Archbishops and Bishops of the Catholic Church in Nigeria, yesterday, visited Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State on the Authorities Home, Enugu, the place they prayed on the newly constructed Christian Chapel of Worship on the state’s seat of energy.

The Cardinal, Archbishops and Bishops are in Enugu State for the Second Plenary Assembly of the Catholic Bishops’ Convention of Nigeria (CBCN), holding at Holy Ghost Cathedral, Ogui, Enugu.

It’s anticipated that the management of the Church of Nigeria (Anglican Communion) and Methodist Church of Nigeria, can even go to the Enugu State Authorities Home Chapel to supply prayers.

Welcoming the Catholic clergymen, Gov. Ugwuanyi described the go to as each historic and spiritually elevating, stressing that “it’s a uncommon privilege that can stay evergreen and most treasured in our hearts”.

The governor, who identified that the magnificent edifice is the primary Chapel constructed throughout the precincts of Enugu State Authorities Home, thanked them for providing prayers for the federal government and good individuals of Enugu State.

Talking on behalf of the Bishops, Bishop George Dodo from Zaria, Kaduna State, recommended Gov. Ugwuanyi for his good working relationship between the state authorities and the Church, stressing that they’re very happy and can proceed to supply prayers for him and the state.

In accordance with Bishop Dodo, “there is superb working relationship between you (Ugwuanyi) and the citizenry to the extent that plenty of the residents don’t strategy you with concern and intimidation as a result of they see in you a brother; they see in you a son; they see in you a caregiver.

“You will have gone into politics to ask for the price of belief and confidence that the individuals gave you. You will have additionally confirmed to them and the Church that you just didn’t simply go into politics and left the Church behind. However you went in full swing together with this Church.

“That’s exemplified by what we witnessed this night. That may be a great achievement, an exquisite construction and I really feel that for everyone who’s overloaded with fatigue, when you go in there, you’re feeling entire within the presence of God. I pray that as you proceed to make use of that Chapel that God will cowl the federal government functionaries and the residents of this state”.

Additionally in his handle, Gov. Ugwuanyi implored the clergymen to proceed to hope for his administration, the state and Nigeria, for extra grace of God, including that the state authorities is profoundly grateful to God for his innumerable blessings.

“Please settle for my deep appreciation in your non secular management, the enthronement of ethical requirements for humanity, the pursuit of world peace and the constructing of a greater society. I pray that Almighty God continues to provide the energy, knowledge and discernment in your herculean project on earth”, the governor mentioned.

Dignitaries on the occasion embody the President, Catholic Bishops’ Convention of Nigeria, Most Rev. Augustine Obiora Akubeze, the Metropolitan Archbishop of Onitsha Ecclesiastical Province, Most Rev. Valerian Okeke; the host Bishop, Most Rev. Callistus Onaga; the previous Governor of outdated Anambra State, Senator Dr. Jim Ifeanyichukwu Nwobodo, the Speaker of Enugu State Home of Meeting ably represented by the Deputy Speaker, Rt. Hon. Uche Ugwu, the Chief Choose of Enugu State, Hon. Justice Priscilla Ngozi Emehelu, the President, State Customary Court docket of Enchantment, Hon. Justice George Nnamani and the member representing Enugu East/ Isi-Uzo Federal Constituency, Hon. Prince Cornelius Nnaji.

Others have been the State Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Celebration (PDP), Hon. Augustine Nnamani, former President Common of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Chief Nnia Nwodo, former Minister of Aviation, Amb. Mrs. Fidelia Njeze, the Chairman, Enugu State Conventional Rulers’ Council, HRH Amb. Lawrence Agubuzu, Honourable Members of the State Home of Meeting, State Government Council Members, Judges of the Enugu State Judiciary, the President, Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Enugu State Chapter, Prof. Fred Eze, and so forth.

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