By Emma Onuma
The Anglican Bishop of Owerri, Rt. Rev. Cyril C. Okorocha, PhD has again flayed some of the policies of the present administration which, he said, tend to promote economic and ideological enslavement of the citizenry.
The bishop expressed the view recently at the Diocesan Board Meeting held at the CATOL, Owerri.
On the plight of the Igbo in Nigeria, he recalled the respect the Igbo race commanded in the days of Ezeogo Francis Akann Ibiam, Chinua Achebe and others of blessed memory owing to their intelligence and uprightness. He lamented the relegation of the Igbo in the scheme of things these days and expressed the hope that once Igbos are in touch with God, that He will deliver them from their present predicament.
The prelate equally cautioned Nigerians especially the Igbo, to be wary of the Overseas Visa Lottery scheme which he described as scam to create a new slave class, lamenting that many of the beneficiaries hardly narrate the hardships they encounter when they get over there.
Bishop Okorocha commended members of the Cathedral Building Implementation Committee (CBIT) led by Engr. (Sir) Baldwin Onozie for their hard work and integrity in handling the construction work towards the completion of the Cathedral Church building.
The bishop who took the board members on an inspection tour of the facilities disclosed that he had commenced talks with the Primate, Church of Nigeria (Anglican Communion), Most Rev. Nicholas Okoh on the possibility of dedicating the Cathedral Church building in December this year.
He explained that the halls located under the basement area of the Cathedral were named for specific purposes including the Hall of Integrity, Hall of Honour and Emmanuel Place describing them as “where to meet with the Holy God, Our Saviour and Healer Christ”.