Bishop Okorafor tasks govts on agric policy

Bishop of the Diocese of  Egbu, Rt. Rev. Geoffrey Okorafor has counseled the Governments at all level to ensure that the implementation of the national Agricultural policies were pursued realistically devoid of mere narratives. Bishop Okorafor who gave the advice during a Eucharistic service of confirmation, admission and induction for Ezom/’Akali Parish at Epiphany Anglican Church  Umuekwune  in Ngor Okpala  LGA, Imo State, opined that the policy should be genuinely executed and not  a matter for the pages of newspapers and Television jingle. The Bishop charged them not only to be sincere in their call on the citizenry to embrace Agriculture  but work it out committedly, making sure that all funds earmarked for the Agricultural  programmes, including foreign subversion, were made available  to  real farmers. He further challenged the Federal and State governments to see to it that the disbursed finances were not diverted but used for agricultural projects . Bishop Okorafor  thanked the congregation for the support to their Church, their Vicar Rev. Ebenezer Okere, the wife, Mrs Josephine  Okere.  He said he was truly encouraged by the freshly look of the Church environment and urged for the sustenance. He however bemoaned the habit of lateness amongst Anglican faithful, stressing that everything done in the Church from inception of the service has its significance and should not elude any worshipper.
In his sermon  earlier the Bishop’s Chaplain, Rev. Progress Okoroafor
urged faithful to be strong and of good courage as they face the challenges inherent in the nation for the Lord their God understood their heartbeats. He noted that they would be subjected to varying trials, challenges  and maginalization because of their faith ,assuring that such challenges  would not last long as they have expiration date. He further enjoined them to take heart because the God they worship is a God that is ever ready to deliver them of their troubles and burden. He however averred that to be partakers of the joy that comes after these unpleasant situations they were to worship Him in Spirit and truth,  eschewing such earthly nature  as sexual immortality, impunity, lust, evil desires, greed and idolatrous practices.

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