The 19th Annual Diocesan Women’s Conference of the Anglican Diocese of Egbu came to a close recently at Emmanuel Church, Emii, Owerri North local government, Imo State with the Bishop, Rt. Rev. Geoffrey Okorafor, declaring that Nigeria is blessed and highly favoured in the sight of God.
Espousing the theme of the conference, “Behold, I am the Lord, the God of Flesh; Is anything too hard for me”, the bishop submitted that despite the myriads of difficulties Nigeria is passing through, God has always seen the nation through.
He then assured Nigerians that through manifestations that God is at work, that the Ebola disease said to be incurable, would soon be a thing of the past in Nigeria.
In her presidential address, the bishop’s wife and president of the Mother’s Union, Women’s Guild and Girls’ Guild, Mrs Ngozi Okorafor, urged Nigerians to absolutely trust in God and to expel all fear amidst the problems rocking the land at the moment.
She also cautioned politicians to be mindful of their utterances and restrain themselves from statements that could heat up the polity and that God gives power to who He wills.
The incessant industrial actions in the country was also another cause for concern for the bishop’s wife, advising government to explore ways to reach understanding with the various sectors for industrial peace.
On the activities of the Women’s Ministry, Mrs Okorafor disclosed that as part of efforts to empower women and girls, that the ministry has spent about N1,000,000 in loans and scholarship.
Among those present at the occasion were the Bishop Emeritus of the Diocese, Rt. Rev. Prof. Emmanuel Iheagwam and wife, Mrs Adaku Iheagwam, 25 Bishop’s wives, a Federal Commissioner in the Police Service Commission, Dame Comfort Obi, a governorship aspirant, Chief Martin Agbaso and Chairman Owerri North local government area, Engr. Chuks Ololo.