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Diocese on the Niger ends Synod, prefers 3 archdeacons, 3 canons


Bishop Owen Nwokolo (middle) flanked by Bishop Stephen Akobe (right), Bishop Fube (left) and Diocesan Archdeacons at the synod

The Rt. Rev. Stephen Akobe has reminded Christians that God’s word still remains the compass, anchor, delight and the hiding place of believers, even as he urged them to constantly desire the word, noting that the reason Satan makes caricature of Christians is ignorance of God’s word.

Bishop Akobe, who preached at the special Thanksgiving Service, last Sunday, at St. John’s Church Eziowelle, Anambra State to draw curtains on the third Session of the 31st Synod of the Diocese on the Niger, said God’s word is the mirror that believers should put in front of their lives and in every aspect of life, in order to be doers of the word.


Appreciating worshippers at the event, the Diocesan Bishop on the Niger, the Rt. Rev. (Dr.) Owen Nwokolo prayed that God will grant the heart desires of all congregants, as well as the communities of Eziowelle and Abacha that jointly hosted the Synod.

The Synod witnessed the preferment of Archdeacons and Canons. They are Mike Okoh; Dr. Eric Anozie and Iyke Egbuonu; while Cornelius Eze; Cajetan Anuforo and Godwin Chiezie were Canons.

The Synod, which held from June 10 to 13, 2021 also featured courtesy visits to the traditional rulers of the host communities of Eziowelle and Abacha, dedication of new structures at the Synod venue, planting of Synod trees, presentation of car to Bishop of Kwara by the Bishop on the Niger, delivering of Bishop’s Charge and deliberations on reports for vision 2030 of the Diocese.

Some of the dignitaries at the service included Bishop Stephen Akobe; Bishop Festus Davies; Bishop M. Opara; Bishop Fubara; a representative of Governor Willie Obiano; Engr. Chris Azubogu; Dr. Godwin Maduka; Lady Chidi Onyemelukwe and Dr. Obiora Okonkwo, among others.


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