Odogwu Emeka Odogwu
There was jubilation in Nnewi during the enthronement of Right Reverend Ndubuisi Chukwuka Obi as the new Bishop of Anglican Diocese of Nnewi. He is the second Anglican priest from Nnewi to be enthroned as a Bishop.
Speaking at the Cathedral Church of St. Mary, Nnewi, Obiano called on those in leadership positions to use it to reposition the society for the good of the people.
Governor Obiano represented by his Deputy, Dr. Nkem Okeke while commending the new Bishop of the Diocese on his new position in Church of Nigeria, expressed hope that he will transform the area with the gospel of Jesus Christ.
He called on both religious and political leaders to use their various positions to positively change lives.
The enthronement of Bishop Obi attracted both Anglican and non Anglican Bishops, as well as faithful and non faithful of the church from across the state.
Right Reverend Obi who succeeds Most Reverend Professor Godwin Okpala, now retired, is the second Bishop of Nnewi Anglican Diocese.
Earlier in a sermon, the new Nnewi Bishop, Right Reverend Obi promised to use his tenure in the diocese for the propagation of the gospel of Christ.
He charged Christians to wake to their divine mandate of soul winning, even as he appealed for the total support of the diocese throughout his stay, noting that he is there, both for their spiritual and physical needs.
In a remark, the Archbishop, Province of the Niger, Most Reverend Alexander Ibezim while congratulating Bishop Obi on his new position, encouraged him to remain committed to the work of God amidst all odds, and prayed for more of God’s grace and blessings on him.
Bishop Obi was formerly of St. Augustine’s Anglican Church, Federal Housing Estate, 3-3, Onitsha, Anambra State, in the Diocese on the Niger. He is devout Christian from Nnewichi, Nnewi, Anambra State.
He is a pragmatic Anglican breed, a television and gospel preacher and revivalist.
Anglican faithful of Nnewi extraction, under the aegis of the laity of the Anglican Diocese of Nnewi, had demanded that an indigenous clergyman be elected as Bishop for the Diocese to replace Okpala.