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Okoh consecrates new bishops, tasks government on security, credible polls

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Most Rev. Nicholas Okoh, Primate of all Nigeria (Anglican Communion)


The Church of Nigeria, Anglican Communion, has consecrated four Bishops into its fold, charging them to ensure they serve the church and humanity.
   
Primate of the Church, Most Rev. Nicholas Okoh also used the occasion, which held at St. Matthew’s Cathedral, Benin City, to call on the Federal Government to do more in securing the lives of Nigerians, as well, as ensuring credible polls in 2019.
   
The new Bishops are Rt. Rev. Funkuro Godrules Victor Amgbare, Diocese of Northern Izon; Rt. Rev. Stephen Adeniran Oni, Diocese of Ondo; Rt. Rev. Cornelius Oluwadare Adagbada, Diocese of Oke-Ogun; and Rt. Rev. Paul Olanrewaju, Diocese of Ijumu.
   
Okoh said: “They are being consecrated at a very challenging time in the history of Nigeria. We are having many difficulties. They are going to be at the grassroots, interacting with the people, and at the same time trying to reach out to those, who are high up there.

“They should make sure they commit themselves to the people, commit their services to the people, and the interest of the people should be their concern, the well-being of the people should be their preoccupation.

“Whenever they are sent to work, they should take that as the charge of Jesus Christ for them.”In his sermon, the Bishop of Esan/Archbishop of Bendel Province, Most Rev. Friday Imaekhai, urged the new bishops to continue to subject themselves to the church’s authority. 


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