Bishop backs Imo TSA … Calls for boast in IGR

Bishop Geoffrey Okorafor of the Egbu Anglican Diocese has solicited support for the Imo State Government’s adoption of the Treasury Single Account (TSA) System in the State.
The bishop, who was on an Episcopal visit to the Holy Trinity Anglican Church, Obube, in Owerri North LGA, Imo State, also called for the boosting of the Internally Generated Revenue (IGR) of the State, which, he said, was lower than in neighbouring states.
He noted that the TSA would curb the financial recklessness in the state, pointing out that the present administration in the state was poised to restore the state’s glorious past in cleanliness and other aspects of life.
Bishop Okorafor noted that the bane of the Nigerian society has been the lack of oneness and stressed the need for  love, oneness and peaceful co-existence amongst Nigerians, especially the Christian faithful.
He recalled that time was when pupils embarked on exchange visits  to states outside theirs during Independence celebrations but wondered if any family would encourage such visitations by  their children, considering the level of acrimony in the land due to marked out ethnic and tribal divisions in the country.
The Bishop said God has made all faithful new creations, being one in Christ Jesus, through His death and resurrection, maintaining that as He is one with Christ so is God’s expectations of every faithful.
He enjoined them to be witnesses on to the Lord wherever they find themselves as power has been given to them to make converts for the kingdom, as he noted that there were still people within the area yet to receive the gospel message.
Bishop Okorafor encouraged parents to ensure they provided for the academic needs of their children as they return to schools to avoid distractions of any sort.
He thanked God for Obube parish, that another Episcopal service of confirmation and admission in the various categories was taking place two years after, stressing that it was a true manifestation of the grace of God on them.
The Bishop  was full of praises for the Vicar, Rev Canon Emmanuel Nwaogu, the wife Maudlin Nwaogu, and other Church workers for fishing out candidates into three arms of the Church, noting with regret that there were no candidates presented for admission into the Mothers ‘Union and the Girls Guild.
He urged the congregation of the parish to support their Church workers as they would not succeeded in raising candidates without their assistance.