Cleric flays craze for wealth in Igboland

A senior Anglican Cleric has roundly decried the excessive quest for wealth among the Igbos.

Preaching at the funeral service of a Lagos-based Oha-na-Eze chieftain, Chief John Chukwuka Nzewi, at St. Philip’s (Ang) Church, Okofia Otolo, Nnewi, last week, Ven. Goddy Agba, pointed out that the despicable act among Ndigbo has led to the spread of evil in the area.

The deceased, a wealthy philanthropists, was kidnapped last March and eventually killed by his abductors even after his family had paid a heavy ransome to them.  Ven. Agba submitted that the thinking among Igbo people that everybody will be rich is totally false.

He maintained that such mindset has put the Igbo nation in very deep trouble because, according to him, “even the one selling palm nuts in the evening feels he will fly in the sky with the proceeds”.

Ven. Agba who is also the Administrative secretary of the Anglican Diocese of Nnewi reiterated that “we must not all be rich and if you see those God has blessed with riches, be happy and thank God for them”.

The funeral of late Chief Chukwuka Nzewi regarded as an illustrious son of Nnewi attracted many priests including the Bishop of Nnewi, Rt Rev. Godwin Okpala Ezeofor of Ogburu.

In attendance too were two former governors ofAnambraStateas well as the traditional ruler of Nnewi, Igwe Kenneth Orizu and members of his cabinet among which the deceased used to be one.


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