Bishop solicits support for President Buhari

Bishop of the Diocese of  Egbu, Rt. Rev. Geoffrey Okorafor, has solicited the support, commitment and cooperation of all political parties in the country to enable President Muhammadu Buhari rebuild the nation.
He said the President needed the contributions of everybody irrespective of party affiliations to build up the conutry before it dropped from the precipice where it is currently hanging.
Bishop Okorafor who made the plea at a church service at St. Michael’s Anglican Church, Eziama Okpala noted that the nation was Nigerians property and together they would salvage it.
While thanking God that President Buhari has returned to the country after spending over 100 days in the UK, for further medical check-ups, he expressed the hope that he would concentrate on nation building devoid of distractions.
He cautioned the ministers and advisers to the President against offerring false information capable of truncating the fragile unity in the nation, adding that Nigerians do not have any other country they can call their own.
The Bishop commended the Vice President, Prof Yemi Osinbajo, for the able manner he piloted the affairs of the country in spite of the myriads of agitations at the time and thanked God for the grace that saw him through the trying three months the President was away.
Bishop Okorafor lamented the lackadaisical attitude of  congregants, especially in Okpala archdeaconry, simply because the Bishop is an indigene of the area. He was speaking on heels of some of them taking the presence and office the Bishop for granted, warning that he would be decisive on all who were found in this habit.
He likened the situation as in the gospel of St Matthews chapter 8 verses 11-12 where Jesus had said “And I say to you that many will come from east and west, and sit down with Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob in the kingdom of heaven.
“But the sons of the kingdom will be cast out into outer darkness. There will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.
In his sermon earlier the Bishop’s Chaplain, Rev. Progress Okoroafor, urged Christians to be desirous to make available their resources to the work of Godand humanity without grudges and holding back. Rev Okoroafor pointed out that whatever they have had been received and cautioned them not to pride themselves of them. He explained that God was aware of their abilities and what each of them was capable of achieving and urged them to always be prepared at all times to use all they own to the service of man and God, such that when the master comes He would be pleased with them. The Anglican Cleric regretted that a number of them were ever reluctant to make available their resources for the aid of the people within their environment preferring to be identified with Churches and people outside their homes.

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