Danjuma unveils Lagos Anglican centenary logo
Former defence minister, Gen. Theophilus Danjuma (rtd.), has unveiled the centenary logo/inauguration of Divine Mandate partners by the Lagos Anglican Communion at City Hall, Lagos.
At the event, he described housing and transportation as the two biggest problems confronting Nigerians.
He noted that any institution that rose up to combat these problems should be highly commended.
Danjuma is the grand patron of the centenary anniversary, a year-long programme put together by the diocese to mark the 100 years of its establishment.
Expressing happiness for being chosen as the grand patron of the event, the general premised his comment on the transport trauma of workers and the hardship in securing accommodation.
He commended the diocese for its consideration of the twin problem as part of the celebration.
Bishop of the diocese, Rt. Rev. Humphrey Olumakaiye, disclosed the provision of low-cost housing in the centenary city at Ibeju Lekki, to cater for the poor, as part of the diocese’s bid to prepare for the future.
“This is a noble cause and I wish that as many that would want to be part of this magnanimous idea to promptly contribute their quota towards ensuring that the fund for the project is raised to build the centenary city as early as possible” he said.
Danjuma described Olumakaiye as a humble bishop who, since he took over from the Most Revd. Adebola Ademowo, had been on the right track to reach out to every segment of the diocese.
The general prayed the good Lord to continue to bless the bishop and grant him success in the centenary celebrations.
Olumakaiye, while elaborating on the vision to build a centenary city, which he described as ‘The Divine Mandate’, said activities to mark the anniversary celebration cover both the physical and the spiritual.
Disclosing that he had traversed the 124 churches in his diocese after resumption of office as the diocesan leader, he enumerated the plan of the diocese to include provision of basic needs, healthcare and education for the people, while preparing youths for the future.