Bishop Ikeakor Calls for Restructuring of Nigeria As Amichi Diocese Prepares for Synod

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The Diocesan Bishop of Amichi, The Rt. Rev’d. Ephraim Okechukwu Ikeakor Calls for Restructuring of Nigeria As part of preparations for the 3rd session of the 4th synod of the Anglican Diocese of Amichi in Anambra State.

 

 

The Bishop who embarked on an inspection visit to Ebenezer Church Unubi in Nnewi South LGA of Anambra state to determine their level of preparedness as host.

 

Addressed the media after inspecting facilities for the event, Bishop Ikeakor stated on the theme of the synod-“Do Not Be conformed To This World” as taken from the book of Romans12:1-2, Bishop Ikeakor noted that so many Christians today are becoming like the world in many respects instead of being the light of the world.

 

The cleric expressed dismay at the level of conformity and compromise among Christians today, contrary to biblical injunctions. This according to him informed the choice of the synod theme. He that Christian lifestyle should be the model and module for the society at large.

 

Rt Rev Ikeakor who was full of gratitude to God for helping the diocese on many fronts showcased developments in the diocese in the last one year. He said the School of Nursing, which is part of the College Of Nursing Sciences has been accredited by the Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria. While expressing the hope that the school of midwifery project will soon be completed.

 

In his statement, he acknowledged equipment of the Diocesan Hospital Amichi with state-of-the-art medical facilities. He hinted that the diocese has plans of establishing a college of Education soon and also called for the return of Teachers Training Institute to improve the fallen standards of Education in Nigeria.

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Speaking on challenges facing the country even as she celebrates 60th Independence anniversary, Bishop Ikeakor has canvassed for the restructuring of Nigeria as the panacea for peaceful coexistence and unity among the several ethnic groups.

 

According to him; restructuring is the safest and most moral upright approach to solve the myriads of problems facing Nigeria.

 

He called on Igbo leaders to shun selfishness and work for the common good of the people, as the quest for Igbo presidency is not the only means for achieving meaningful development in the region.

The third session of the fourth synod of the Diocese of Amichi will feature the presentation and launching of the Bishop’s Address on Saturday 17th and the Synod thanksgiving service and launching of Diocesan development projects on Sunday 18th of October 2020.

 

The Chairman of the synod planning committee Sir Sunday Anekwe in his closing remarks said the Anglican Communion in Unubi is prepared to host the synod which will take up on Wednesday 14th and end on Sunday 18th of October 2020.

 

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