Anglican women urge Obiano to complete on-going projects before leaving office
By Phil Okose, Onitsha
Governor Willie Obiano of Anambra State has been urged to complete all on-going projects in the State before leaving office.
Anglican women, Diocese on the Niger, made the urge during the end of their four-day annual conference held at St. James Anglican Church
Umunye, Oyi Local Government Area.
They said he should consider it as a mark of responsibility and a display of rare wisdom hinting that the projects are scattered all over the state and that Ndi Anambra would expect him to complete them between now and the time he will leave office early next year.
They however lauded the governor for favourably touching lives and various communities in the state.
The communique which was signed by the President of the Diocese on the Niger Women’s Ministry, Dr Nonyelum Nwokolo, equally reminded Gov. Obiano of what the women described as “embarrassing activities of hoodlums and touts operating under the guise of government revenue
agents scattered all over in the state.”
They called on him to take legitimate measures quickly to save people in the state from the activities of hoodlums and touts who they said are now operating under the guise of government agents every where in the state.
While complaining that the hoodlums and the said government agents could hardly be separated by unsuspecting members of the public as a result
of the way they said the hoodlums operate, the women called on the governor to save the people from the criminal activities of the miscreants by removing them off the markets, motor parks, highways and streets in the state.
In the homily he delivered during the concluding church service of the conference, the Bishop on the Niger, the Rt Rev Dr Owen Nwokolo, called on christians to always prove themselves as true doers of the word of God.
In the sermon, an exposition on the theme of the conference, “Be doers of the word and not hearers only” the bishop had regretted how he said some christians often rather choose to swear by oath-taking to prove their innocence instead of proving themselves as true children of God.
He insisted that no matter the circumstance a believer finds oneself, the one should stand firmly and prove to be a true doer of the word.
“What we are passing through today is not different from what our earlier christian fathers suffered,” he said, saying that since christians cannot escape trials and tribulations in the world, they should therefore not delude themselves by not studying and diligently applying the word of God for spiritual stamina.