In their sincere attempt to give honour to whom honour is due, the Catholic Women Organization( CWO) Holy Trinity parish Ogidi last Sunday April 18th honoured the director Mountain of Solution Catholic Adoration Ministry Rev Fr. Dr. Basil Chukwuemeka Gbuzue aka Man- pass- Man with a merit award over his humanitarian and selfless services to the town and to our immediate society.
Also the traditional ruler of Ogidi Ancient Kingdom His Royal Majesty , Igwe Ezeadichie Uzo Ezechuomagha of Ogidi Inwelle kingdom same day appreciated Fr Man- pass – with a gift of a posh, tear – rubber car in recognition of his contributions to Ogidi town as a whole within the 21 years of his stay in Ogidi Inwelle kingdom .
The award was presented to Fr Gbuzue during a Holy Mass to mark this year mothering Sunday. In his Homily at the Mass, the parish priest Fr Lawrence Ezeolisa called on Christians to always bear witness for Christ through loving our neighbours. He decried the new spirit of feminism, describing it as a pandemic destroying many women. He charged mothers to remain loyal and be submissive to their husbands, and shun the wind of wrong teachings.
The parish priest also described the awardee Fr Gbuzue as a highly gifted priest God has continued to use in healing the society including Ogidi land, advising faithful not to hesitate in consulting Fr Gbuzue in times of challenges.
Igwe Ezechuomagha of Ogidi while presenting the car to Fr Gbuzue adoration Ministry, testified that Fr Gbuzue has touched his live and lives of people of the town, describing him as his good Shepherd. The Royal father further said he believed in giving, stating that the donation is a way of supporting the Ministry, disclosing that Fr Gbuzue’ presence in Ogidi kingdom is blessing to the town, adding that through Fr Gbuzue’s ministration and humanitarian services, many have been freed of their bondages.
” Today 99% of Ogidi people are Christians. I urge them to continue to live in fear of God and practice the virtues of a good Christian, shun every form of idolatry and avoid breaking the commandments of God. Personally I put God first in all I do even in my judgements.”
Fr Gbuzue while appreciating the parish CWO donated .5 million naira to the organization. Meanwhile he had earlier given the total of N900, 000 ( Nine hundred thousand naira to Holy Trinity Parish Ogidi ( where he resides and works as the parish vicar) for the new church building under construction.
He equally poured encomiums on Ogidi Monarch for the car gift, assuring him that the blessings accompanying such donation is endless.
It will be recalled that erstwhile governor of Anambra State Sen. Chris Ngige donated huge 5 KVA Transformer to Fr Gbuzue’s Ministry and another erstwhile governor Mr Peter Obi donated a Hummer Bus and a huge Transformer while the current governor Willie Obiano donated a mega Hummer bus to Fr Gbuzue, all in recognition of his contributions to our immediate society.
Also, Federal University of Agriculture FUAM recently awarded Fr Gbuzue Doctorate Degree of Literature D. Litt for his humanitarian and selfless services to the society. The vice chancellor of the University Dr Phillip Atamuo in a citation during the award of the Doctorate Degree stated that Fr Gbuzue has aided and continued to give succour to the poor, widow, down trodden, hoi- polloi, the mentally challenged, the flocksam and jetsam of the society, adding that the terminally ill and the sick even got cure.
The parish priest Fr Ezeolisa also bagged the parish CWO award same day for his giant strides in the parish.