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The State government has reiterated its commitment to sustaining partnership with religious bodies for enhanced development of the state.

Governor Willie Obiano gave the assurance at the Basilica of Saint James the Great Cathedral Atani during the enthronement of the second Bishop of the Anglican Diocese of Ogbaru, Right Reverend Prosper Afamefuna Amah.
Governor Obiano who was represented by the Secretary to the State Government, Professor Solo Chukwulobelu, noted that the partnership between the church and state government has been fruitful and promised to sustain the tempo, as his administration will continue to operate an all inclusive government.
He congratulated Bishop Amah on his enthronement and wished him well in his ministry.
Congratulating Bishop Amah, the Bishop of Aguata Diocese, Right Reverend Samuel Ezeofor, who served as a Supervising Bishop of Ogbaru Diocese, for four months before the enthronement encouraged the new Bishop to always trust God in everything.
The Member representing Ogbaru Federal Constituency at the National Assembly Mr Chuchu Onyema and others, charged the congregation to get their Permanent Voter Cards to participate in the 2019 general elections.
Earlier in a sermon, the new Bishop of Ogbaru Diocese, Right Reverend Amah, who expressed gratitude to God for his new position, maintained that salvation only comes from God and warned Christians against practices that could mar their relationship with their creator.
Bishop Amah enjoined affluent individuals to channel their wealth to the propagation of the gospel and as well in helping the needy while his wife Uche, thanked God for His Blessings.
The event which attracted over eighteen Bishops, as well as Former Governor Dame Virgy Etiaba, former Speaker of the State House of Assembly Princess Chinwe Nwaebili, Commissioner for Basic Education, Professor Kate Omenugha, and President-General Joint Council of Knights Church of Nigeria Anglican Communion, Sir Isaiah Eze-Ezika among others.
The Deputy Chancellor of the Diocese Justice Ngozi Oyeka read the only lesson of the service.
Highlight was a special rendition by Ogbaru Diocesan Women’s Choral group, among others.

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