The Bishop of the Diocese of Oru, The Rt. Reverend Geoffrey Chukwunenye PhD, has called on contractors handling rural roads in the state to return to site before the rains set in.
Reverend Chukwunenye who made the call at St. Bath’s Church,Nempi in Oru West Local Government Area during a special Eucharistic service for the licensing of lay readers in the Diocese regretted the condition of some major feeder roads in the rural areas where work commenced at the inception of this administration but had been abandoned by the contractors.
Bishop Chukwunenye recalled the difficult terrain of most rural communities in the state during the rainy season and noted that the situation had become worse since construction on the roads was ‘abandoned.
He, however, commended the state government for upgrading “infrastructural facilities in the state but maintained that rural roads in the state should be given urgent attention.
Preaching on the theme ‘Who are you? – knowing what God has called you to do” taken from John 1:23, Dr. Chukwunenye stressed the strategic role lay readers as elders in the Anglican Communion and charged the lay readers to be committed to the work of evangelism in the Diocese,
He pointed out that the position of lay readers in the church of God is crucial as people who are vast with the fundamentals of the church doctrine and who should guide the younger ones on the path.
The Archdeacon of Nempi Archdeaconry, Venerable Humphrey Nnoma described the inauguration of the lay-readers as unique being the first in the Diocese of Oru and advised them to live up to their calling.