Diaspora Affairs Commissioner promise to assist Home Parish’s Church building’s refurbishment

By Ifeyinwa Ogwo

Awka, Feb. 11, 2022 (MOI) Commissioner for Diaspora Affairs, Indigenous Artworks, Culture, and Tourism, Dr Kenneth Anierobi has pledged to assist in the refurbishment of his home parish Church building, Christ the King Catholic Church, Omor, Ayamelum Local Government Area (LGA).

The Commissioner said this when he received the Parish Priest, Rev. Fr. Patrick Egwuatu, and some parishioners during a courtesy call on him at his office at the Jerome Udoji Secretariat, Awka.

He notes; “the church building is in serious distress and needs urgent renovation for the continued propagation of the Gospel.

“I will support as much as I can and as well get some government officials to assist us in the effort,’’ he said.

The Priest, Rev. Fr. Patrick Egwuatu observed that the church building would need urgent attention to avoid possible collapse when the rains set in season.

“We solicit the support of the State Government to enable us to commence the renovation because most of the parishioners are farmers.

“I call on every illustrious sons and daughter of Omor community to assist us as well in making the parish comfortable for the propagation of the Gospel.

“The parish recorded tremendous achievements in the area of having 250 candidates that received the sacrament of confirmation on March 21, 2021, during the auxiliary Bishop’s visit,’’ he said.

He then admonished the indigenes and non-indigenes of Omor to embrace Christ and have strong faith in God.

Christ the King Catholic Church, Omor, is under the Onitsha Archdiocese.

Mrs Obiano receives an award of Excellence

By Ukpa Ewa

Awka, Feb. 11, 2021 (MOI) Wife of Anambra Governor and Founder Caring Family Enhancement Initiative(CAFE), Dr Ebelechukwu Obiano received an award of Excellence from a socio-political women group Anambra Women of Peace and Growth Initiative.

The group, which has members from across the 21 Local Government Areas of the state, is one of the frontline women groups that played key roles at the last year’s Governorship elections in the state.

The Awards was received on her behalf by the Project Manager of CAFÉ and Deputy Chief Press Secretary to Governor, Mr Emeka Ozumba.

The leader of the women group, Mrs Ngozi Orjiakor said that the award was deserved, given the tremendous role that the governor’s wife played in social services, including reaching out to Anambra women in the eight years of her husband’s administration.

Mrs Orjiakor also noted that Anambra women heard Mrs Obiano’s appeal to vote for the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) and its candidate, Prof. Chukwuma Soludo in the last election because they took her standpoint as a solemn call depictive of a mother, who would always want the best for her children.

Accepting the awards, the Governor’s wife expressed her joy at the honour, reminding the women that even though her husband’s official tenure in office was due to end soon, she would continue to stick around to do her works of charity.

She thanked them for voting rightly during the elections and urged them to give similar support as they had always given to her to the wife of the incoming governor, promising them that her successor would continue on the right path.

Mrs Obiano also praised the bravery of Anambra women, saying that throughout her husband’s time in office, they had always given her maximum support and replicated her affiliation with them with pure love

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