Imo State Governor, Senator Hope Uzodimma represented by SA Religious Affairs, Rev CNN Nwanebu (second right); Bishop of Egbu Diocese, Rev Geoffrey Okorafor (second left); Chief Press Secretary/Media Adviser to the Governor, Oguwike Nwachuku (left) and the Chancellor, Egbu Diocese, Maureen Onyewotu (right) at the 9th Synod of Anglican Diocese of Egbu held at St. John’s Anglican Church, Naze Owerri North…Sunday.
By Valentine Amanze
Imo State Governor, Senator Hope Uzodimma, has appealed to the Anglican Diocese of Egbu to pray for the state, while facilitating with it on the Second Session of the church’s 9th Synod.
He said that prayer for the state was necessary because the leaders of the state would come and go but Imo State would remain.
Themed “I have Given You an Example (John 13:15)”, the Synod was held at St John’s Anglican Church, Naze in Owerri North LGA, Imo State.
In his message at the ceremony on Sunday, the governor, who was represented by his Special Adviser on Religious Affairs, Rev. Chidi Nwanebu, urged the Synod to continue to pray for the state so as to “come out of the several challenges, especially the insecurity and its resultant effects.”
The governor said, “Governors will come and go, problems will come and go, but Imo State will remain.”
He also urged the congregation not to allow anybody or group of people to destroy the state and pleaded with all to join hands to salvage the state, while promising to improve road network as soon as the rainy season ends.
“I will leave Imo State better than I met it,” he assured.
He further disclosed that prayed for the success of the Synod, noting that he had no choice as the Bishop of Diocese of Egbu, His Lordship Rt Rev Geoffrey Enyinnaya Okoroafor remains a friend and brother.
Governor Uzodimma later made a cash donation of N10 million in support of God’s work in the diocese.
Responding, Bishop Okoroafor thanked the governor for honouring their invitation and pledged to continue to pray for the governor and Imo State.