By Odogwu Emeka Odogwu
Full Gospel Business Men's Fellowship International, FGBMFI, Awka Royal Chapter, last weekend organized a strategic breakfast outreach in honour of its member, Professor Charles Esimone.
Esimone's tenure as the Deputy Vice Chancellor, Academics of Nnamdi Azikiwe University, ended 24th November, 2018, having used his position of authority to serve God and mankind. The event was well attended.
The Chapter President of the FGBMFI, Royal Chapter, Mr. Tim Umeasiegbu, said the gathering was to honour one of their own, Prof. Esimone, who he described as an accomplished academic and minister of God.
'We so much admire him and we are grateful that he accepted to be our special guest of honour in this breakfast,' he said.
Prof Esimone who was visibly elated, thanked God for sustaining him and making him attain certain levels in life.
He disclosed that the secret of his success was God and urged all Christians to embrace God for their physical and spiritual growth.
The Anambra State Governor, Chief Willie Obiano, called for religious tolerance and harmony among Christians in the state for sustained peace and development, which, he said, his administration championed among all denominations in the state.
Governor Obiano who was represented by his Deputy, Dr. Nkem Okeke, stressed the need for religious harmony in the state to help sustain the relative peace being enjoyed by the citizenry.
He described Esimone as a humble servant of God who used his knowledge and strength to advance the cause of peace in the university and charged others in the corridors of power to emulate Esimone's leadership ingenuity and prowess.
Earlier in a sermon, the President of Nigeria Academy of Science, University of Nigeria Nsukka, Professor Mosto Onuoha, charged Christians to always trust in God as He was capable of providing all their needs.
Onuoha, who was the main testifier at the event, regretted that some people gloated in their earthly acquisitions without reference to their maker.
'People have titles, homes and positions of authority without knowing God. If you are one of them, the implication is that your title and position are worthless. Nobody can know God without being related to him.
'People are worried because of the myriads of challenges confronting the nation today ranging from Boko Haram, insecurity, hunger to strife. President Buhari cannot solve these problems but God,' he said.
Mosto however recalled how he was saved during the Nigeria, Biafra Civil War that nearly claimed his life and how his wife survived breast cancer. He also said his daughter that was visually impaired later regained her sight.