By Nna Anulumadu

At least four Catholic Bishops including His Lordship Most Rev. Ebele Okpalaeke of Ekwulobia Diocese, His Lordship Most Rev Hilary Okeke of Nnewi diocese, His Lordship Most Rev Paulinus Ezeokafor of Awka diocese and his auxiliary Most Rev Jonasbenson Okafor penultimate Saturday rained accolades on Chief Linus Ezenkwu and his siblings for their outstanding contributions to the growth of the church and other commendable humanitarian services.

Bishops Ebele Okpalaeke, Hilary Okeke, Paulinus Ezeokafor and Jonasbenson Okafor posing with Chief Linus Ezenkwu and wife

The Bishops poured the encomiums while blessing three houses during a house warming ceremony at Ezenkwu’s family in Uga, Aguata LGA, Anambra state.

In homily, Bishop Jonasbenson Okafor posited that It is not revered position one is occupying that exalt the office, but the person’s goodness. He charged the faithful to let their lives and their positions transform others.

According to him, If your life didn’t impact on others, it is meaningless, adding that we are called to humility.

The prelate described Chief Linus Ezenkwu who is also the Chairman Nkwubuego steel company as a good man who is always truthful in his business. “He built a church in his company. Even in the parish, he built an office and God is exalting him. He is a wealthy man yet he is not attached to earthly things.”

The bishop further disclosed that Ezenkwu family greatly supported the building of St Paul’s church Umuro Uga and as well donated 70 percent of the fund used in the building of office complex in the same parish.

Also Bishop Ezeokafor in his speech rained accolades on Ezenkwu’s family for their great support to the church, remarking that it is the first he blessed three houses in a family same day. He also described the unity existing in Ezenkwu’s family, especially among the three siblings Chief Christopher, Chief Ignatius and chief Linus as an exemplary one.

Chief Linus Ezenkwu in a speech expressed happiness over the event and the bishops that came. He thanked the traditional ruler of Uga, Senator Ifeanyi Uba and other guests for their presence. He further called on Uga people and others to support the Bishop of Ekwulobia Diocese in developing the diocese.

Ezenkwu family same day announced the huge donation of 25O bags of cement for construction of a new secretariat at Ekwulobia Diocese, pledging to do more as the project progresses.


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