The Bishop of the Diocese of Oru, the Right Rev Geoffery Chukwunenye, PhD has said that the proposed introduction of N5000 currency note is not part of the problem confronting the country now.
The Rt. Rev. Chukwunenye who bared his mind at St. Mark’s Anglican Church, Ichi Akata in Oru-East Local Government Area during a Eucharist service of confirmation conducted for deserving candidates of the parish noted that the country is trying to grapple with problems which are threatening its very unity and existence, pointing out that an introduction of a new currency now would be an unnecessary distraction.
Bishop Chukwunenye recalled the policies and programmes of the Central Bank of Nigeria of late, including the introduction of the Controversial Islamic Banking system and urged the Central Bank to formulate policies that conform with the mood of the nation.
Dr. Chukwunenye expressed worry over the wooping sum of N40 billion mapped out for the project when a lot of life saving programmes of the federal government were begging for attention.
Preaching on the theme, God’s Promotion, the Prelate urged the new communicants to see their reception as a full confirmation of their faith in Christianity and the Church of Nigeria, Anglican Communion in particular.
He reminded them that promotion comes from above and that God’s promotion is both inevitable and enduring.
The highlight of the event was the administration of the first sacrament of Holy Communion to the newly confirmed.