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Church of Nigeria celebrates Mama Angela at 60

By Simon Smart and Folu Olamiti
11 September 2022   |   3:25 am
Wife of the Primate, Church of Nigeria (Anglican Communion), Mrs. Angela Eberechukwu Ndukuba clocked 60 on September 5, 2022. To mark her new age, a Thanksgiving Holy Eucharist Service was organised for her at the Chapel of the Resurrection, Episcopal House, Wuye, Abuja.

Most Rev. Henry Ndukuba (fourth left), his wife, Angela (celebrant); and other Bishops at the 60th birthday thanksgiving service in honour of Mama Angela Ndukuba in Abuja

Wife of the Primate, Church of Nigeria (Anglican Communion), Mrs. Angela Eberechukwu Ndukuba clocked 60 on September 5, 2022. To mark her new age, a Thanksgiving Holy Eucharist Service was organised for her at the Chapel of the Resurrection, Episcopal House, Wuye, Abuja.

In his homily with the theme: “Standing Strong to the End,” taken from Psalm 34:1-10, the Archbishop of the Ecclesiastical Province of Lokoja and Bishop of Minna Church of Nigeria (Anglican Communion), Most Rev. Daniel Yisa, described the celebrant as a rare woman who has truly kept the marriage vow of “for better for worse” to the letter.

The preacher recalled Mama Angela’s experience with her husband in areas bedevilled by Boko Haram insurgency and noted that one could not but join her in resounding Thanksgiving and praises to God.

The Bishop relived some near death encounters with the daredevils and how in their early marriage lost almost all their properties. In all this turbulence, according to the cleric, Mama Angela never betrayed her love to her husband. She stood with her husband through thick and thin. Now as Primate’s wife, she has every cause to roll out the drums in praises to the Almighty.

Disclosing that it is not easy to run a family and at the same time run a ministry, Archbishop of Lokoja applauded Primate Ndukuba for cutting short his travel for a conference abroad to celebrate with his wife. During the reception in her honour, Primate Ndukuba showered encomiums on his wife.

Some of the dignitaries that graced the occasion were former Archbishop of Bendel Province, Most Rev. Friday Imaekhai; Bishop of Afikpo, Rt. Rev. Paul Udogu; Bishop of Gwagwalada, Rt Rev. Moses Tabwaye; Bishop of Ika, Rt. Rev. Godfery Ekpenisi; and Bishop of Gombe, Rt. Rev. Cletus Tabari.

Other dignitaries are Senator Tunde Ogbeha; former head of service of the Federation, Ms Amal Pepple and clergy of the Diocese of Abuja.