Diocese of mbaise presidential address delivered to the third session of the eight synod



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INDIGENOUS CHURCH WORKERS

  1. Ven. John Uruakpa

  2. Rev. Canon Peter Nwaoha

  3. Mr. Augustine Njoku, church/school

  4. Lay Reader, David OloIo (Late)

  5. Lay Reader, Peter Uruakpa

Knight Of St. Christopher

1. Sir Charles Iheagwaram

SYNOD GUEST PREACHER AND RESOURCE PERSONS

RT. REV’D MARKUS MADUGU DOGO BA, M.TH

On behalf of the Diocese we welcome our Synod Guest Preacher, Rt. Rev’d Markus Madugu Dogo – Bishop Diocese of Kafanchan. He was born on the 27th of June 1965 to the family of Mr. Madugu Mamma and Mrs. Hanwa Nyabinkut Madugu Dogo of blessed memory, from Katul Kamuru in Zangon Kataf Local Government Area in


Kaduna State.

He had his primary education at LEA Primary School Majeru, Zaria (1974-1980); Secondary Education at Kufena College, Zaria (1981-1986) and College of Advanced Studies, Zaria 1987 for his A level. He went to Ahmadu Bello University Zaria for his bachelor degree in Geography. He graduated and did his National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) in Oyo State from 1993 to 1994.

After his NYSC, he served briefly with Shiloh Development Limited as an Administrative Officer, and resigned in 1998 to join the Anglican Church as an Evangelist. He was ordained Deacon in 2000 after his ordination program at Archbishop Vining College of Theology, Akure and Priested in 2001 by the Rt. Revd Dr. Ali Lamido of the Diocese of Wusasa.

In 2005, he went on Inter-Diocesan transfer to the Diocese of Kebbi. While in Kebbi, he was preferred Canon and Venerable by the Most Revd. Edmund E. Akanya in 2006 and 2008 respectively, and was elected the Bishop of the Diocese of Kafanchan (Anglican Communion) in the year 2011.

Rt. Rev. Markus M. Dogo obtained M.Div and M.Th degrees from Crowther Graduate Theological Seminary, Abeokuta and he is currently pursuing a Doctorate Degree in Ministry from Asbury Theological Seminary, USA.

Bishop Dogo married his heart-throb Mrs. Rahila Inusa (a Hausa Muslim convert) in 1998 and their marriage is blessed with 4 boys: Sammy, Stephy, Jethro and Jeremy.



VEN. EMMA UZUEGBUNAM Ph.D

Emmanuel Nwachukwu Uzuegbunam was born on 18th November 1961 to Mr. and Mrs. Paul and Grace Uzuegbunam of Dusogu Umunnebo Village, Awkuzu in Oyi Local Government Area of Anambra State.

He had his primary education at Agu Ogba Primary School Amawbia, his mother's hometown, and after the brief interruption by the Civil war, completed it at Central School Onitsha. He went to Merchants of Light School Oba where he obtained his West African School Certificate with Grade One. He studied Chemical Engineering at the Institute of Management and Technology Enugu, and the Polytechnic (now University) of Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, England and secured appointment as Technologist at the IMT Enugu, and subsequently, Nnamdi Azikiwe University Awka.

When he felt a call into the Ministry, he was endorsed to St. Paul's University College, Awka by the Pioneer Bishop of Enugu, Rt. Rev. Gideon Nweke Otubelu (Late), who eventually ordained him a deacon in June 1995, and subsequently ordained him a priest in June 1996.

He obtained a First Class degree of University of Nigeria Nsukka in Religion and while serving as Curate at the Cathedral Church of Good Shepherd Enugu also doubled as Lecturer in Biblical Languages and Exegesis at St. Paul's University College (now Paul University Awka). He later obtained a Master of Arts degree in Religion and Human Relations (New Testament) Master of Arts degree in Religion and Human Relations (Old Testament) and Doctor of Philosophy Degree in Religion and Human Relations, (Old Testament) from Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka.

Emma Uzuegbunam is currently the Archdeacon of Nneato Archdeaconry in the Diocese of Isuikwuato/Umunneochi, and Chief Technologist, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, as well as Adjunct Lecturer in the Department of Religion and Philosophy and Institute of Theology, Paul University, Awka.

Ven. (Dr.) Emma Uzuegbunam is married to Ifeoma and the marriage is blessed with three lovely children, Chimkahadum, Chimdumelo and Kamfeechukwu.

VEN. OGECHI GEORGE NWAMADU

Venerable Ogechi George Nwamadu was born as the 6th child of the 8 surviving children of late Clifford and Grace Nwamadu, a church Agent and native of Ogwuama Ihenweorie Ahiara Ahiazu Mbaise L.G.A on the 13th day of May 1960. He had his early education in Community School Akabor Ahiara where he obtained First School Leaving Certificate in 1974. After a two year break, he gained admission into Community Secondary Umunumo Ehime Mbano, but finished up at Avutu Secondary School Avutu Obowo in 1982. During his Secondary School days in Umunumo, he was the champion of the school sports and represented his school and then Mbano Local Government Area in sports competitions especially in long distant races; this earned him the name “Phidipides”. He loves and plays football and Lawn Tennis very well.

He went to Lagos in 1983 in search of greener pastures and worked with 7up Bottling Company Nigeria Limited Ijora Headquarters as a Stores Assistant and later Stores Clerk from 1983-1984. When he stopped working with 7up Company he went into full time sports with the Nigerian Ports Authority Sports Club under Coach Goddy Odinukoeze. He represented the Nigerian Air Force Sports Club Lagos in the 1985 Nigerian Senior Open Athletes Competition where participated actively in 400 meters Steeple Chase. He also participated in the First Nigerian Milo Marathon Race in Lagos 1985.

After this race, he decided to further his education and gained admission into the University of Port Harcourt where he obtained a Bachelor of Arts Education Degree in Religious Studies Education in 1991. He served as NYSC Corp Liaison Officer of the newly created Koko Besse L.G.A in Kebbi State and also the first Youth Corp member to serve in Besse District of the L.G.A. He was one of the recipients of Kebbi State Committee Chairman’s Certificate Award in 1992.

He attended Immanuel College of Theology Ibadan and also obtained Diploma in Theology in 1994.

Ordinations / Preferments

Diaconate Ordination 19/12/1993 by Rt. Rev. Cyril C. Anyanwu

Priestly Ordination 24/07/1994 Same as above

Canonry Ordination 24/04/2003 by Rt. Rev. B.J.E. Ogu

Archdeacon Ordination 29/12/2006 by Rt. Rev. B.J.E. Ogu

Positions Held

Ven. Ogechi George Nwamadu has served in many Praishes and Archdeaconries as Vicar or Archdeacon respectively, including serving as The Cathedral Administrator in the Diocese/Chaplain of Bethel Anglican Church Aboh Urban for 6 years. He also served as the Diocesan AYF Chaplain from 1997 to 2004, Director of Evangelism/Youth Work in which capacity, he co-ordinated the activities of EFAC, AYF, and ACM from 2000-2005. During his tenure as Director of Evangelism, he engineered the planting of several chapels which are all now full grown churches in the Diocese. Ven. Ogechi George Nwamadu has attended several academic, religious and Church/Youth Development Seminars/Workshops. He attended the Holy Pilgrimage in Israel in 2008.

He is married to his supportive wife, Njideka Calista Nwamadu and the marriage is blessed with two lovely Children, Adachukwunyere and Ezinwanneakolam.

BARR. CHURCHILL IBENECHE

Churchill Ohaeto Ibeneche was born at Ife Ezinihitte to the Anglican family of late Mr. Silvanus and late Mrs. Selina Ibeneche of Umuofor Udo Ezinihitte, fifty years ago.

He attended Udo Community Primary School, Udo and Eziudo Secondary Technical School all in Ezinihitte Mbaise.

He graduated twice from Ahmadu Bello University Zaria, first in 1988 with distinction and taught briefly in the same University. In 1995 he graduated with LL.B Honours degree in Civil Law in the same University and was subsequently called to Nigerian Bar with Bachelor of Laws, B.L. at the Nigeria Law School Lagos. He has by 1983 graduated from the Nigeria Institute of Journalism Lagos as a Journalist after which he worked briefly at Owerri as an Associate Editor, Spring Magazine.

In 2004, Churchill was nominated by the United States of America among various scholars all over the world to attend their prestigious International Leadership Program (IVLP) organized by the U.S. State Department, a programme that has produced over 300 Heads of Government and over 5,000 heads of multinationals around the world. He remains for life an Alumnus of U.S. State Department.

In 2000, Churchill was selected by Oxfam international as one of the 250 world Leaders to represent Nigeria at the International Youth Parliament in Australia.

In 1999, he was appointed by President Olusegun Obasanjo as one of the Experts in Constitutional Rights that will prepare and work out the modalities for the successful take off of Nigeria Truth and Reconciliation Panel popularly called Oputa panel.

In 2007 he was appointed by Governor Ohakim as member of his Transition Committee to prepare ground for his administration take off.

In 2003 he was elected to serve in the board of International Rehabilitation Council for Torture Victims (IRCT) Copenhagen Denmark for three years; an organization funded with yearly appropriation of the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs (DMFA).

In 1997 he founded an NGO called "Consulting Centre for Constitutional Rights and Justice" (C3RJ) essentially as a platform to restore the dignity of victims of human Rights violations especially victims of Torture under which platform he has touched lives and has equally touched all the continents of the world in search of torture free world.

He attended the United nations Working Group on contemporary forms of Slavery 27th Session in Switzerland in 2001.

Churchill as a jurist is a member of the International Commission of Jurists, Kenya section and member International Organization of Journalists (IOJ) Prague. Member Nigeria Bar Association and Member International Bar Association, 1BA.

He received International Leadership award from USAFRICA in Washington DC USA in 2004 and IOJ award as International Journalist in Prague 1983 and 2013 Award winner of DAAR Communications PLC., owners of African Independent Television(AIT) where he has analyzed law and Politics for over 15 years.

He has practiced law as a private legal Practitioner approximately 20 years and is currently the founder and head of Chambers of Churchill Ibeneche & Co. (Ohaneze Chambers) based in Port Harcourt where members of his firm are admitted in multiple jurisdictions and have been involved in several cross border transactions, where the technical dimensions are more complex, social calculus less obvious, the economics more central, the ramifications more global and the conventional pathways less efficacious.


He is a prolific writer, international speaker and analyst. His articles are published in both local and international books and journals.
He is married with children.
DR. FESTUS B. ADENIYI

Dr. Festus B. Adeniyi was born some decades ago to the family of Chief Rufus Oni Adeniyi and Abigal Ibitade Adeniyi in a city called Agbado-Ekiti, south west Nigeria.

He started his primary education at Emmanuel Anglican School, Agbado-Ekiti and Secondary education at Ifaki Grammar school, Ifaki-Ekiti. After his secondary education in 1981, he had a brief stint in teaching profession between September 1981 and December 1982.

In 1982, he gained admission into the University of Ibadan to study Medicine and Surgery. He graduated from the University of Ibadan in July, 1988 and later had his housemanship at the State Specialist Hospital Akure, Ondo State between 1988 and July, 1989 before proceeding on NYSC.

By providence, in October 1989, the compulsory NYSC brought him to Imo State for the national service. He served in Ahiazu Mbaise Local Government headquarters Afor-Oru as a Medical Officer of Health (MOH). The programme ended in August 1990 and thereafter, he was employed at Cecilia Memorial Hospital, Afor-Ogbe under the leadership and tutelage of Hon (Dr) O.N.U. Ekennia. He had an inspiring, professional and rewarding career which motivated him to set up his own practice after four years of robust stewardship.

In January,1995, Crown Medical Centre Afor-Oru was established and through the grace of God, Love and the co-operation of the host community (Mbaise), Crown Medical Centre has been waxing stronger.

Dr F.B. Adeniyi is a Christian and a member of the Holy Trinity Anglican Church, Oru-Ahiara.

He is an active member of Nigerian Medical Association (NMA, Mbasie Zone), a former treasurer of the zone and the immediate past State Welfare Officer of NMA, Imo State chapter.

He has received many awards which include but not limited to:


  • Ezinwanne of Holy Trinity Anglican Church, Oru-Ahiara.

  • Award of excellence in practice by the Trinity Theological College, Umuahia.

  • Award of excellence in service by Federation of Mbaise Students Union
    (ABSU Chapter)

• Diocesan merit award by Anglican Diocese of Mbaise.

• Award of honour by Mbaise Zone of Nigerian Medical Association (NMA)

Dr. Festus B. Adeniyi holds a post graduate diploma in family medicine from the

National Postgraduate Medical College of Nigeria, Ijanikin- Lagos.

He is married to Mrs. C.O. Adeniyi, and the marriage is blessed with children.

NEWS FROM THE DIOCESE

ORDINATION

On Sunday the 4th of October 2015, at St. Andrew’s Church Ahiara, we had the Diaconate Ordination of Louis Tochukwu Onuoha. The Retreatant and Preacher was Ven Ogechi George Nwamadu. We commend the deacon and pray God to bless his ministry.



DIOCESAN 23RD ANNIVERSARY/HARVEST

On Saturday the 5th of December 2015, the Diocese gladly celebrated her 23rd Year Anniversary Cum Harvest Thanksgiving Service at St. Peter’s Church Mbutu. The ceremony was very successful. It witnessed a reasonable turn out of worshippers from within and outside the Diocese. The worshippers generously expressed thanks to God in cash and materials.

The Chief Harvester for the year and co-havesters made substantial donations. We commend the efforts of the Planning Committee under the Chairmanship of Hon. Alex Eberendu and congratulate the host community, St. Peter’s Mbutu

CONFIRMATION AND ADMISSIONS

Within the period under review, we visited the underlisted churches for confirmation and admission services.









Confirmation

Admissions

Date

Parish

Males

Females

MU

WG

GG

AFF

7/11/15

Ahiara East

13

20

3

12

18

5

15/11/15

Okpofe

9

52

1

16

47

-

18/11/15

Isiala Oparanadim

14

11

4

3

9

7

22/11/15

Nguru/Agbaja

16

13

7

2

12

5

25/11/15

Obizi

26

18

3

3

14

-

2/12/15

Okwuator

28

45

3

8

25

4

9/12/15

Ahiara

9

9

8

8

9

9

13/12/15

Eziudo

8

12

9

17

11

6

16/12/15

Itu

23

20

8

15

17

9

INDUCTION / INSTITUTION

On Sunday 24th April, 2016 we visited St. George’s Church Lorji for the induction of the Venerable Chimenka Wilson Iwuoha JP as the Vicar of St. George’s Parish Lorji.



DEDICATIONS

By the grace of God, we had the privilege to perform the following dedications:

18/11/15 Dedication of Church Gate and Belfry and borehole at St. Paul’s Isiala Oparanadim

28/11/15 Dedication of Engr & Mrs Okey Ahube’s family House @ Ndigbo Uvuru

28/11/15 Dedication of Marble Lectern @ HTC Owutu.

10/12/15 Dedication of Rev & Mrs Gabriel Anyasodo’s family House @ Nekede Owerri

23/12/15 Dedication of lectern & pulpit – St. John’s Church Amator

23/12/15 Dedication of Barr & Mrs Kester Enwereonu’s family House @ Ife

28/12/15 Dedication of St. Andrew’s Parsonage Amuzu

31/12/15 Dedication of St. Michael’s Parsonage & Hall Nriukwu Amuzu

02/01/16 Commissioning of Borehole at St. Paul’s Church Onicha Combined

17/01/16 Dedication of pulpit, Reading Desk and Alter table at St. Matthew’s Church Ihitte

19/01/16 Dedication of marble pulpit at St. Peter’s Church Itu

16/03/16 Dedication of Bethel Hostel @ FUTO - Project of Women Ministry – Diocese of Mbaise.

28/03/16 Dedication of parsonage – St Simon’s Church Ogbor Uvuru.

THE DIOCESAN MISSION BOARD

The Diocesan Mission Board has continued to strive in line with the divine mandate on Evangelism and Church Planting hence the need to register the presence of Anglicanism in every nook and cranny of Mbaise land. New congregations have been founded at Akpim Umuokirika and Isiama Amumara respectively. For the new congregation at Akpim, a piece of land was purchased and a quasi church building erected where they presently worship. The congregation by the grace of God is growing in number and strength.

The congregation at Isiama Amumara for now worships at the Isiama Civic hall as we look for a permanent place of worship.

We appreciate the zeal and effort of the members of the Mission Board / EFAC and their Chaplains Rev’d Canon Enyinna Anosike and Rev’d Bethel Ikonne.

We commend the Archdeacons of these areas: The Ven. Benneth Nwakwuo, The Ven. John Uruakpa, the priests, other church workers and members of the respective mother churches for accepting to nurture the new congregations.

We ask for the untiring support of all the faithful towards this divine mandate.

We here, publish further, the moneys received from confirmation, Admission and induction services in our churches so visited. As we resolved, would be for Evangelism and Church Planting, though under the Bishop’s discretions.

S/NO

DATE

PARISHES

AMOUNT (N:K)

1

7/11/15

Holy Trinity Church Oru Ahiara East

68,235.00

2

15/11/15

St. Mark’s Church Okpofe

90,510.00

3

18/11/15

St. Paul’s Church Isiala Oparanadim

19,760.00

4

22/11/15

St. Matthew’s Church Ngurukwu

52,800.00

5

25/11/15

St. Andrew’s Church Obizi

45,235.00

6

2/12/15

St. Andrew’s Church Ibeku Okwuator

53,405.00

7

9/12/15

St. Andrew’s Church Ahiara

33,000.00

8

13/12/15

Holy Trinity Church Eziudo

67,860

9

16/12/15

St. Peter’s Church Itu

162,240.00

10

24/04/16

St. Georges Lorji – Induction/Institution

76,960.00







TOTAL

670,005.00

WOMEN’S MINISTRY

The Women of this Diocese under the resourceful leadership of Mrs. Oluchi Ogunedo – Mama Mbaise, my supportive wife have been a veritable source of encouragement to us as a diocese.

They are apt in their management and have continued to religiously observe their activities. To the glory of God, their 60 rooms self-contained ‘Bethel’ Hostel at FUTO was dedicated by us on the 16th of March, 2016. “It is amazing, the Lord is indeed our strength and fortress”.

The women have continued to reach out to the less privileged amongst other programmes. 14 women were empowered with N10,000.00 each to start up petty trade.

We commend the women and urge us to support them and their laudable projects. They will be having their 2016 Conference come Thursday 27th – Sunday 30th October 2016 at St. John’s Church Amumara.

We covet your prayers and comprehensive support.


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