Primate Okoh stresses discipline among Knights

The Primate, Church of Nigeria (Anglican Communion) His Grace Most Rev. Nicholas Okoh, has stressed the need for discipline among Knights in the Church.
The Primate, who received the President-General of the Joint Council of Knights (JCK) Sir Gab Oduah JP, at Abuja, recently, directed that disobedient Knights should be disciplined and, if possible, disrobed.
He urged the Council to pay particular attention to the process of selection of people to be invested.
He insisted on thorough screening of candidates where their character and means of livelihood should be investigated.
Archbishop Okoh regretted that the wrong ones investiture usually turn around to fight the bishops and the church, thus causing trouble in the community.
He pointed out the issues of Sapele Diocese as a case at hand where crisis had persisted for four years, precipitated by some Knights.
He approved the President-General’s request by approving 60 Knights in three years for investiture in cosmopolitan councils and 30 for non-cosmopolitan councils.
He also advised the Knights to review the JCK constitution in a way that it fosters unity and peace, adding that the JCK should endeavour at all times to make peace between Bishops and the Laity, especially in dioceses where there are issues yet to be resolved.
He advised the Knights to see themselves as soldiers of Christ and defenders of the faith, especially now that the nation is beset with killings, kidnappings and persecution of Christians.
The Primate thanked the PG for the visit and extended his invitation to the JCK to attend his valedictory service and the presentation of the new Primate, Most Rev. Henry Ndukuba, on March 25, 2020, at the Cathedral Church of the Advent, Gwarinkpa, Abuja.
Sir Oduah was accompanied by Sir Uche Osoagba, President of the Council of Knights, Diocese on the Lake.