All arrangements for a successful 2022 synod of the Nnewi Diocese of Anglican Communion which will commence on Thursday, 8th September at St Mathews Church Ozubulu have been concluded.
The Bishop of the Diocese Rt. Rev. Ndubuisi Obi revealed this during a press briefing that held at Bishop Court, Nnewi, Anambra State on Tuesday.
The theme of this year’s synod which would run form September 8 to 11th according to the prelate is “Understanding The Time”
Bishop Obi during the briefing highlighted the achievements of the in the area of education, agriculture, health, physical and spiritual growth of the diocese in the last one year.
He further disclosed that the diocese had planted 38 new churches, and preferred 18 archdeacons targeted at improving spiritual advancement of the church even as he also previewed some of the expectations of the diocese in the next one year.
Bishop Obi said as a matter of fact that the diocese is working so hard to generate resources to administer and run the programs and projects of the diocese without recourse to the local churches.
The purpose of this according to Bishop Obi is to ensure that the monies generated at the church levels are used for the empowerment of the individual church.
He noted that the diocese is fully prepared physically and spiritually family for an hitch free synod which would hold in Ozubulu, Ekwusigo Local Goverment Area of the state.
Bishop Obi while asked to comment on the State of the Nation admonished Nigerians to talk less of the Buhari led administration.
He pointed out that he is fed up with talking and shouting about the evils inherent in the administration of the day noting that the present government is incompetent and clueless.
He said, ” There is no need of shouting ourselves hoax, they have done what they think they should do. Let’s wait after 2023 for a new administration. We don’t need to be talking about APC and federal government.”
He however advised the Anambra State governor, Prof Charles Soludo to prioritize his policies, advising that Okpoko should not have been the first port of call for rehabilitation.
He argued that the governor would have developed the major cities capable of generating enough revenue which would later be channeled to develop Okpoko.
“He should have started by developing cities like Nnewi that has so many people with deep pockets who can be galvanized to bring their resources to help build their community after which the acruing resources can be utilized for the development of other cities.
“Gov Soludo should bring sound minds in Anambra from the academia and business sector and few persons from the church to put heads and pockets together to make Anambra better than Dubai in line with the vision of the governor for the state.
“Anambra has people all over the world who have the capacity to move the state to enviable position. I think we should concentrate on the development of our state rather than dissipating so much energy on Nigeria that is not willing, with the development of Anambra, someone can then rise from here with the template to develop the nation.