By Odogwu Emeka Odogwu
The Primate of all Nigeria Anglican Communion and Bishop of the Diocese of Abuja, Most Rev. Dr Nicholas D. Okoh, has warned Anglicans to work towards bequeathing a good legacy to posterity.
Okoh stated this at the dedication of Compass Rose Table Water Factory built by the women's ministry of the Anglican Diocese of Abuja at the Kuje area of the federal capital territory.
'In the Church, nothing is done carelessly; and everything that is done has a purpose,' he said.
The Primate explained that the dedication was to make the business holy and that the decision to dance and sing around the vicinity was to dedicate the place to the Almighty God and drive away every evil around.
He appreciated all who contributed to the completion of the project that commenced since 2012, especially the committee and women executives and his wife, Mrs. Nkasiobi Okoh, who described the project as a form of evangelism, whereby people in the community had access to clean water as a necessity of life.
Primate Okoh prayed that the Factory would continue to flourish and give birth to other projects that would benefit humanity and the Church of God.
He urged managers to be accountable and give detailed reports of the happenings, not just to their heads but also to the Primate, who he said, must be informed at all times. He charged all workers to work to the glory of God and to the edification of the Church; declaring that all who drank the water in faith would receive their healing and breakthrough.
He further suggested the restoration of the railway system as a means of reducing the unemployment situation in the country; further advising the government to suspend some other things to achieve creation of employment opportunities for jobless Nigerians.
On the spate of xenophobic attacks of Nigerians in South Africa, the Primate urged the government to handle the situation diplomatically and not irrationally; stating that in the cause of public outcry things could go wrong.
The former Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Odein Ajumogobia, SAN, who is also the Chancellor of the Church of Nigeria, Anglican Communion, added that the government of Nigeria and South Africa must do all to protect the longstanding relationship shared by both countries. He called on both governments to manage, calm and control the situation to avoid it escalating more than it already had.