Diocese Of Ife Celebrates Silver Jublilee, Tasks Governors On N18,000 Minimum Wage
MEMBERS and friends of the Diocese of Ife, Church of Nigeria, Anglican Communion, recently, rolled out their drums to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the church.
At the Silver Jubilee Anniversary Carnival tagged Carnival for Christ and Thanksgiving Service, the Bishop of the Diocese, Rt. Rev. Oluranti Odubogun, said the Lord has blessed the Diocese with many tangible things, including the new Cathedral of St. Philips, Ayetoro.
Enjoining members to partner with him to move the diocese to greater height, Odubogun said: “God through spiritual education gave members focus and they have participated in crusades and revivals that have metamorphosed to quality spiritual life.”
The cleric seized the opportunity to implore the newly appointed ministers and governors to support President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration by reviving the nation’s economy.
He said: “There is no impossibility in payment of N18,000 minimum wage and all the governors need is to ask God for guidance. When I became the Bishop of Ife, I met N500,000 in the coffers of the Church and I had salaries of more than N2 million to settle. There was no way I could have withdrawn to my shell in the situation I found myself. I prayed and God helped me to tackle the problem. Everybody was satisfied at the end of the day. Our governors and ministers should do so.”
In his sermon titled: “Moving Forward,” the Bishop of Ondo Diocese, Rt. Rev. George Lasebikan urged members of the church, not to relent on their oars, but remain steadfast in the Lord.
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