By Our Reporters
An Anglican prelate has posited that for any meaningful change to materialize in Nigeria, such a change must start from the man on the street and not only from the top.
The Anglican Bishop of Owerri, Rt. Rev. Cyril Okorocha, PhD made the submission last Sunday in his sermon at CATOL during the thanksgiving service to round off the 2016 Chapter Meeting of the Owerri Council of Knights.
At the thanksgiving service conducted by the chaplain of the Knights, Rev. Can. Onyinyeoma Onyeagocha, the bishop argued that one burning a heap of refuge has to start the fire from the base, not from the top if the heap must burn thoroughly.
He stated that both the political and spiritual leadership in Nigeria need redemption without which, he said, all efforts to save the nation would be in vain.
He counseled the Knights and other leaders in both religious and secular areas to examine themselves to find out if they are guilty of the social vices leveled against some of them including cultism, immorality and other forms of misdeeds as he urged those involved in them to desist.
Bishop Okorocha described Knighthood Chapter Meetings as periods of assessing the past year’s performances and progressing into the new year.
The First Lesson from Joshua 1:1-9 was read by the President of Owerri counsil of Knights, Sir Gab Oduah while the President of the Ladies of St Christopher, Lady Pamela Njemanze handled the second lesson taken from Philippians 3:7-14.
One of the highlights of the thanksgiving service was the appointment of Lady Dr. Patience Oguoma as the lay chaplain of the Owerri Council of Knights.