The Anglican Bishop of Okigwe, Rt Rev. Edward Osuegbu has called for the re-validation of the proposed Faculty of Engineering of the Imo State University (IMSU) at Umuna, Okigwe.
He made the call during the Trinity ordination of priests and deacons at the Cathedral Church of St Barnabas, Okigwe.
The bishop who commended Governor Okorocha’s rescue mission, however, observed that the distribution of institutions of high learning in the state have been lopsided with Owerri Zone having six, Orlu three and Okigwe none.
According to him, Okigwe and Onuimo local government areas need more infrastructural development. He specifically urged the government to also establish State College of Education at Okigwe as well as an agricultural project at Okwe or Umuduregbeaguru.
The prelate charged President Goodluck Jonathan to seek divine intervention over the state of security in the nation, adding that it would bring positive changes as nothing is beyond the power of God.
He admonished the newly ordained to always remember the encounter they had with God before responding to the call. He said that this will help them to remain faithful in their calling to the service of God.
Also preaching a sermon during the occasion the retreatant, Venerable Ifeanyieze, charged the newly ordained to remain faithful to God in all situations, like the Apostle Paul who suffered terrible things in the course of his service to Christ, yet he was not deterred by any.
The senior clergy, who is also the Director of Clergy School, Diocese of Enugu, pointed out those who are called to serve God should always expect opposition and persecution. He admonished them to be propelled by the hope of salvation and eternal rewards in order to remain faithful and focused to God in this perilous times.
In that service, two people were made deacons, while four were priested. There was also the induction of the Diocesan legal team. The deacon’s were Ord. Ikechukwu Ehirim and Ord. Maxwell Emesowom. Those Priested were Rev. David Opurum, Rev. Laz Adibe, Rev. Ephraim Oraguzie, and the Rev. Bernard Ebisike.
The legal team included Hon. Barr. Abed Anyadike as the Lord Chancellor, Hon Barr, Emma Ibediro as Deputy Vice Chancellor, Barr. C.C. Onwumere as the Registrar, Barr. E.E. Okeke, and Barr. Major Emenike as Deputy Registrars I and 2, while Barr. Onunka Emmanuel is the legal secretary.