By Odogwu Emeka Odogwu
Right Reverend Prosper Afamefuna Amah has been enthroned as the second Bishop of the Anglican Diocese of Ogbaru, at the Basilica of Saint James the Great Cathedral, Atani, Anambra State. Bishop Amah took over from Bishop Samuel Ezeofor who is now Bishop of Aguata Diocese, also in Anmabra State.
In his sermon as the new Bishop of Ogbaru Diocese, Right Reverend Amah, expressed gratitude to God for his new position and maintained that salvation only came from God and warned Christians against practices that could mar their relationship with their creator.
Bishop Amah enjoined affluent individuals to channel their wealth to the propagation of the gospel, as well in helping the needy, while his wife, Uche, thanked God for His blessings.
Congratulating Bishop Amah, the Bishop of Aguata Diocese, Right Reverend Samuel Ezeofor, who served as a Supervising Bishop of Ogbaru Diocese for four months before the enthronement, encouraged the new Bishop to always trust God in everything.
This is coming as the Anambra State Government has reiterated its commitment to sustaining partnership with religious bodies for enhanced development of the state.
Governor Willie Obiano represented by the Secretary to the State Government, Professor Solo Chukwulobelu, who gave the assurance, noted that the partnership between the Church and State Government had been fruitful and promised to sustain the tempo, assuring that his administration would continue to operate an all-inclusive government.
He congratulated Bishop Amah on his enthronement and wished him well in his ministry.
The member representing Ogbaru Federal Constituency in the National Assembly, Mr Chuchu Onyema, and others, charged the congregation to get their Permanent Voter Cards to participate in the 2019 General Elections.
The event attracted over eighteen bishops, as well as former Governor, Dame Virgy Etiaba; former Speaker of the State House of Assembly, Princess Chinwe Nwaebili; Commissioner for Basic Education, Professor Kate Omenugha; and President-General, Joint Council of Knights, Church of Nigeria, Anglican Communion, Sir Isaiah Eze-Ezika; among others.
The Deputy Chancellor of the Diocese, Justice Ngozi Oyeka, read the only lesson of the service.
Highlight was a special rendition by Ogbaru Diocesan Women's Choral Group.