Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State, former governor of old Enugu State, Dr. Okwesilieze Nwodo, former governor of Anambra State, Mr. Peter Obi, Senator Chukwuka Utazi representing Enugu North Senatorial District, Senator Ayogu Eze, the President General of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Chief John Nnia Nwodo, the Papal Nuncio to Nigeria, Archbishop Antonio Guido Filipazzi, 38 Catholic Bishops across the country and some Anglican Bishops, were among the dignitaries that witnessed the dedication of St Theresa’s Cathedral Nsukka, on Thursday.
Speaking during the epoch-making event, Gov. Ugwuanyi who conveyed the felicitations of the government and people of Enugu State, to Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Nsukka, Prof. Godfrey Igwebuike Onah and the Diocesan faithful, expressed gratitude to God for making the dedication of the Cathedral possible.
The governor stated that it was a great privilege for him to be part of this history and disclosed that the towering architectural masterwork was “the product of divine inspiration and three decades of toil of our Catholic Diocesan faithful”.
He expressed delight that “today, it (Cathedral) stands elegantly completed under the leadership of our revered Bishop, His Lordship, Most Rev. Professor Godrey Igwebuike Onah”.
While commending Bishop Onah’s diligence and tenacity, Gov. Ugwuanyi also appreciated the great role of the retired Bishop of the Diocese, Most Rev. Francis Emmanuel Okobo, “in the visioning and implementation of the project”. The governor prayed God “to abundantly bless all those who sacrificed their resources, time and labour for the realization of this dream”. Acknowledging, thankfully, that the peace and unity in Enugu State were largely because of the prayers and wise counsel of the religious faithful, Gov. Ugwuanyi implored them to continue to avail the state “these twin supports of inestimable value”.
He appreciated the presence of the Papal Nuncio, the Bishops of the Catholic Church and sister Christian denominations and beseeched God to grant more strength and spiritual vision to Bishop Onah as well as “all our Clergy in the Diocese as they shepherd the flock of God”.
Earlier in his sermon, Bishop Onah expressed delight that the Cathedral project has finally become a reality. He thanked the Almighty God for his mercy and love and also thanked the initiator of Cathedral and Bishop Emeritus of Nsukka Catholic Diocese, Most Rev. Dr. Okobo for his vision and steadfastness, saying: “Today, Bishop Okobo will be joining in dedication this Cathedral” despite his health challenges.
Bishop Onah went further to appreciate all those who contributed in the building of the Church including the state government, professionals, prayer warriors, Diocesan faithful, the Muslim community, among others and asked God to reward them abundantly.
In their goodwill messages, the Conference of Catholic Bishops of Nigeria and the Papal Nuncio to Nigeria, among others, congratulated Bishop Onah, his predecessor, the priests, religious and the entire Nsukka Diocesan faithful on the remarkable dedication of the Cathedral, stressing that their strong faith and sacrifices saw to the realization of the magnificent edifice. Also present at the event were the Speaker of the Enugu State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Edward Ubosi; the State Chief Judge, Hon. Justice Priscilla Ngozi Emehelu; the member representing Nsukka/Igbo-Eze South Federal Constituency, Rt. Hon. Dr. Pat Asadu, and his counterpart in Igbo-Etiti/Uzo-Uwani Federal Constituency, Rt. Hon. Martin Oke.
Others include the former Deputy Governor of Enugu State, Chief Okechukwu Itanyi; former Minister of Information, Chief Frank Nweke Jnr.; Chairman, Enugu State Council of Traditional Rulers, HRH Igwe Amb. Lawrence Agubuzu; former State Chairmen of the Peoples Democratic Party, Chief Engr. Vita Abba and Chief Ikeje Asogwa; members of the State House of Assembly; members of the State Executive Council; Council Chairmen, etc.
Davido Music Worldwide (DMW) singer, Peruzzi is here with banging piece of music titled ‘Southy Love‘ and on this he features, Fireboy DML.
It was only a couple of days ago that the ‘Majesty’ crooner announced the tune.
‘Southy Love’ is another official track after ‘Isolova‘ from the incoming ‘Rum & Bougie’ album from Peruzzi. So far there is no official date for the album release but we are certain it would be in December.
The music wad made by fast-rising beat maker P.Prime.
A fan of the fast-rising reality star and musician, Laycon, has advised the singer to stop featuring upcoming artistes in his songs.
This is coming after Laycon shared a tweet asking his fans what they think is the best scene from one of his recently released music videos.
“So, my team and I have been arguing for an hour over which we think is the best scene in HipHop video. Decided to ask you, my family members…. What’s your favorite scene in HipHop video? These are mine… Share screenshots of yours,” the BBNaija star wrote.
In reaction to his tweet, a fan took to the comment session to warn Laycon about featuring upcoming artistes in his songs.
“Stop featuring up coming artist in any of your songs henceforth if you truly want to blow, cos you got the talent, I just hope your new Ep is not filled with the whole upcoming artist in fierce nation,I’m really pissed tonight no one shout @ me at all,” he advised.
The Presidential Candidate for the opposition National Democratic Congress NDC John Dramani Mahama has stated that 60% of Ghanaians don’t have National Health Insurance that’s why he will introduce the free Primary Healthcare Program.
“60% of Ghanaians don’t have an NHIS card – that’s why the NDC is bringing the Free Primary Healthcare Program.”
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Adding that:”If you are sick, all you will need to do is go with your Ghana Card & you will receive care free of charge, it’s that simple.”