The Anglican Bishop of Aguata Diocese, Right Reverend Samuel Ezeofor has called for the creation of more skill acquisition centers for youths, to checkmate restiveness in the society.
Right Reverend Ezeofor made the call while delivering his charge at the Third Session of the Fifth Synod of the Aguata Anglican Diocese at St Mark’s Church, Ajalli, Orumba North Local Government Area.
Blessing Uchendu reports that Bishop Ezeofor who regretted that youths were going back to idolatry and cultism, charged parents and ministers of God to rise to the occasion and put an end to such societal ills.
On agriculture, Bishop Ezeofor said that Aguata Diocese would embark on aggressive agriculture in order to ensure food sufficiency and charged the federal government to encourage practicing farmers early enough with farm inputs and fertilizer for enhanced food production.
He further commended the Anambra State Government for signing the law to regulate the huge amount of money being spent on funerals as well as the mandatory genotype testing law for intending couples, and called on the citizenry to always obey such laws as they were established for their own interest.
The Bishop stressed the need for the national and state lawmakers to always enact laws that would be realistic and to always carry the masses along in the enactment of such laws.
On coronavirus pandemic, Bishop Ezeofor maintained that the pandemic has taught people the importance of hygiene, commending the Anambra State Government and other relevant health bodies for outlining directives for checking the pandemic and called for their sustenance.
Adopting the Bishop’s charge as a working document in the Diocese, the Chancellor of the Diocese, Honourable Justice Peter Obiorah, noted that the address contained all it takes for effective evangelism and spiritual growth for the synod year.
In a remark, the Archbishop Ecclesiastical Province of the Niger and Anglican Bishop of Awka Diocese, Most Reverend Alexander Ibezim, stressed the need for a team work in the Church for more robust evangelism and called for the repositioning of the Church towards meeting the needs of the people.
Others who spoke during the synod were, the Bishop of Amichi Diocese, Right Revered Ephraim Ikeakor, the Speaker of the Anambra State House of Assembly, Right Honourable Uche Okafor, represented by the member representing Orumba North in the State House of Assembly, Honourable Emeka Aforka and one of the synod delegates, Lady Ngozi Ike, commended the synod theme noting that it will create a better relationship between the laity and the clergy for effective Evangelism.
The synod was well attended by fifteen Bishops, government functionaries among others while the clergy and other groups in the diocese appreciated the Bishop amidst songs of praises.
The theme of this year’s synod is “Jesus Christ: The Founder and Finisher of our Faith”