Bishop Obi visits Lagos parishioners
To share his vision for the diocese and carry along parishioners based in Lagos, the Bishop of Nnewi Diocese, Anglican Communion, Rt. Rev. Ndubuisi Obi, has made a pastoral visit to the state to interact with members.
At the event, held at the Villa Angelica, Ikoyi, Lagos, Obi, who was elected Bishop on August 24, 2019, said his visit was initially scheduled to hold on April 19, 2020, but was differed, due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the subsequent lockdown.
The cleric spoke on his vision, mission and what he was doing for the diocese and solicited feedback to better position the church.
According to him, the diocese has set up the Pentecost Vocational and Technical Institute to equip youths with employable skills and reduce the number of jobless people.
He said the diocese is also rebranding the Nnewi Diocesan hospital, Akwudo, Otolo, Nnewi and there is a new board in place.
“There is a new hospital Administrator. There is a drug revolving funds project that is yielding results at the hospital. The mortuary has been refurbished. The hospital services are increasing on a daily basis. The staff is up and doing since the new board came on board,” he said.
He disclosed that the Diocesan land at Ihite, Okija has been fully developed and structures erected to serve the Diocesan farm, DONAC Farms, recently established there.
He also said that the church has consolidated the Anglican presence in all the communities within the jurisdiction of Diocese of Nnewi within one year of the new administration.
Convener/Committee Chairman, Rev. Canon Ikem Igbodike, who expressed joy at the visit, said they had planned to have about 500 participants, but pruned them to 50, due to COVID-19. He said Nnewi Diocese has 50 parishes and delegates, who would take home the Bishop’s message to other members.
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