Motanya Marks Knighthood ordination in Style amidst encomiums

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By Uzo Ugwunze, Ojoto


The Vice Chairman, Umueze village in Oba community in Idemili South Local Government Area, Anambra State and Patron, Small But Mighty Friends Club of Nigeria, Chief Sir. Emeka Motanya with his wife Lady Nkoli Motanya has marked his ordination into the order of the Knight of St Christopher (KSC) with a special thanksgiving celebration to the glory of God.


Sir Emeka Motanya, KSC who is also a business mogul cum philanthropist said he was delighted to be admitted into the prestigious Anglican Knighthood of St. Christopher adding that he would not abate in winning souls and supporting the work of God financially in appreciation for God’s goodness in his family especially at St. Mark’s Anglican Church, Umueze Oba.

Sir. Emeka and Lady Nkoli Motanya center with members of Small But Mighty Friends Club of Nigeria.


After a Thanksgiving service at St. Mark’s Anglican Church, Oba and blessings from Bishop Owen Nwokolo, the reception held at Motanya’s compound was full of pomp as his family relatives, friends and business associates from all walks of life who came to felicitate with him were eulogizing the celebrator’s achievements and impact in his community.

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The duo of Chief Okwudili Uboh, (Eze Chinedu Omeogo of Akwukwu) and Chief Ozinna Chinwuba, (Eze Ngoli of Oba) the Patron and President respectively of Small But Mighty Friends Club in their separate speeches described Sir Motanya as a philanthropist who wipes the tears of the less privileged.


Moreover, Chief Anthony Nwoye, Chukwumeucheya Obi, Incumbent and former Chairman Aboji Youths respectively, Mr. Kenechi Ofoigbo, Chairman, Divine Source Friends Club of Nigeria after describing him as someone who always stood against injustice encouraged Motanya to understand that the work of God is a Divine call which has good rewards now and in eternity.

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Motanya after the Thanksgiving service of being admitted into the Knighthood of St. Christopher held at St. Mark’s Anglican Church Umueze Oba.


Also, Chief Nzubechukwu Orji,(Anaeti Akwukwu), Chief Uchechukwu Umeh, (Onyekuru of Uga) and Mr. Okechukwu Ikwumelu,(Nwachimeleze) thanked God for having a reliable friend who is more than a brother like Sir. Motanya who has brought development,  peace and progress within his community saying that they left their busy schedule to honor the invitation because honor should be given to whom honor is due.


The co-celebrator, Lady Nkoli Motanya said that the work of God was not easy but by the grace of God he would assist her husband in fulfilling the call.


In his vote of thanks, Sir. Motanya noted: ” I was ordained an Anglican Gideonite four years ago. I thank our Lord Bishop Rt. Rev. Dr. Owen Nwokolo and his wife Elsie Nwokolo, Our Archdeacon, Ven. Dave Udo-Ezika, Ven. Izuchukwu Obiekwe, Vicar of our Parent church, St Stephen’s parish, Oba and our new Parish priest, Rev. Joe Anyaefena for helping me actualize the vision of being a Knight.

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“I also want to appreciate more our former Church teacher here at St. Mark’s Anglican Church Umueze Oba, Engr. Sam Nwaka, and my Chairman of Umueze village,Oba who is also Chairman Church  Planning Committee, Hon Barr. Chuba Oranusi KSC. 


“I am very delighted to see you today as you rejoice with me. May the good Lord also give you a reason that will make us come and rejoice with you”, said Sir. Motanya.

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