The Ikeduru Diocesan Stake Holders’ Forum set up by the Bishop, Rt Rev. Emma Maduwike to chart the way forward for the three-year-old diocese, held its second session at the Bishop’s court at Atta, on December, 29th, last year.
The occasion which brought together prominent sons and daughters of the diocese at home and in the diaspora featured opening devotion, music, bishop’s welcome address, stake-holders’ commitment speeches.
Bishop Maduwike commended the participants for their total support for the diocese and stressed the abundant rewards that accompany serving the Lord with the resources he has endowed them with.
Earlier in his brief sermon at the opening devotion, Rev. Canon Chidi Njoku reiterated the bishop’s charge on the spiritual and material advantages accruing to people who invest on God’s work with their resources.
Referring to David’s challenge to those willing to support the work of God (1 Chr. 29:5) he said he was likewise calling on sons and daughters of Ikeduru to do same.
One of the highlights of the day was the pledge of N1,000,000 lifeline by Sir Emma Agu’s foundation to the Faith and Caring Unit of the Diocesan Women’s Ministry headed by the President, Mrs Anuli Maduwike.
The occasion which was chaired by Professor Sir Jasper Onuekwusi had Engr. Sir Emmanuel Iwuanyanwu in attendance among other dignitaries.