By Our Reporter
Bishop Emmanuel Maduwike of the Anglican Diocese of Ikeduru has inaugurated the new executive committee of the diocese’s council of Knights of St Christopher.
In his address at the service to mark the occasion, Bishop Maduwike reminded the new executive that they were men and women of noble character, valour, integrity and exemplary personality worthy of emulation.
He praised the outgoing executives and charged the new members to justify the confidence, trust and honour the church and mankind reposed on them.
According to him, the price of good work is more work, as the new exco is a blend of the old and the new.
He refreshed the minds of the knights to the profile of St. Christopher who is depicted as a giant with the Holy Child on his shoulder and leaning on a staff.
Delivery the homily, Ven John Akachara of Akabo Archdeaconry spoke on Luke 15, reflecting on the lost sheep and the prodigal son.
In his acceptance speech on behalf of other members of the executive, the new president, Sir Amos Agwamba (JP) thanked God for his divine directives to the Bishop in his choice of the new officials.
He solicited the cooperation and prayers from the members and the congregation.
Also speaking, the chaplain of the order, Rev. can. Charles Mgbemena congratulated the new executive members and highlighted the tasks before them as evangelism, outreaches, business and chapter meetings, as well as being exemplary role models in the church and society.
The new executives members are Sir Dr. Amos Agwamba, president, Prof Sir Victor Njoku, secretary,, Sir Alex Emekalam Vice president, Sir Goddy Emele, sergeant at Arms and Treasurer and Sir Goddy Osuji, Assistant secretary.
Others are Sir Obinna Akakuru, PRO, Dame Edith Onyeukwu, financial secretary, Sir Innocent Obinna, Assistant financial secretary, and Sir George Ohanyere, flag Bearer.
The Lady Auxillaries have Barr. Lady Tina Amadi as its president, Ada Zon Lady Vero Anyanwu secretary, lady Ann Onwuegbu, vice President and Dr. Lady Happiness Oparaji, financial secretary.
Others are Lady Chinyere Anyaibe and Lady Clara Iwuagwu as PRO I and PRO 11, respectively, lady Ijeoma Sam Kanange, treasure, and lady Ify Emele, provost.