The International Prelate of Ultimate Priesthood College of Bishops and Apostolic Communion, Archbishop Alex Okubo Eseimokumoh, has called on Nigerians to be careful of the leaders that will be voted in during the forthcoming elections.
This , he said, was necessary in order to avoid the mistakes of the past,
The Archbishop said this during the canonical installation ceremony of Bishop Dr. James Friday Egbe as Arch-Bishop in the College at Home of God Vineyard Mission in Port Harcourt
He urged Christians to get their Permanent Voters Cards (PVC) in order to vote candidates of their choice in the forthcoming elections, adding that it is their fundamental rights.
According to him, any wrong choice we make will eventually affect the nation either positively or negatively in the next four years of the nation.
Archbishop Alex further advised religious leaders to be humble as they are all servants of God, adding that it is God who exalts the humble.
“if you are not humble, you cannot reach anywhere in life. We are all servants of God. Anywhere you find yourself, it is good to be down to earth and let people exalt you and give the glory to God”, he said.
Also speaking, member of the House of Representatives, representing Andoni-Opobo/Nkoro Federal Constituency, Hon. Awaji-Inombek Abiante commended the newly installed Archbishop for his great strides.
“We thank God for calling him to service and sustaining him in the ministry. I pray that the Lord continue to use him as instrument in His hands to reach to the unreached and to help those who need to get closer to God”, he said.
He also advised him to be open to God and to surrender to His will and direction. And that he should continue to be that symbol to God and mankind.
On his part, Egbe thanked God for the privilege to serve in this great capacity while praying for wisdom and knowledge to run the office, adding that he is depending on God to succeed in this new position.
Archbishop Egbe also noted that a lot of leaders in Nigeria today have not recognised God in their offices.
“When they were clamouring for the leadership, you will think they will recognise God if He puts them in that place.
“But the moment they get into office, they no longer remember God and the ministers that prayed them in. I have never seen any leader in the bible that ruled well without a prophet by his side”, he said.
The event was attended by christians from all denominations.
By: Iragunima Benice
Wike Confers One Of Rivers’ Highest Awards On Bishop Evo Diocese
Rivers State Governor, Chief Nyesom Wike, has conferred one of the highest awards in the state on the Bishop of Diocese of Evo, Church of Nigeria (Anglican Communion), the Rt. Rev. Innocent Ordu, JP.
The award, Distinguished Service Star of Rivers State (DSSRS), is the second highest distinction in the Rivers State Order of Service Awards and is conferred on individuals in recognition of their exceptional service in any field of human endeavour for the progress of the state.
The award ceremony, which took place last Saturday at the Government House, Port Harcourt, was attended by people from all walks of life.
Wike said the honour was to show gratitude publicly to indigenes and friends of Rivers State who stood out in their various endeavours.
Rt Rev. Ordu of Evo Diocese has, in the past 13 years as a Bishop, distinguished himself as a true shepherd who has dedicated his life to the service of God and humanity.
This year alone, the Diocese of Evo has hosted the Standing Committee of the Church of Nigeria (Anglican Communion) as well as the Joint Council of Knights, which in a way showcased the safety of Rivers State and the hospitality of the Rivers people.
In just 13 years, Bishop Ordu, through exemplary and visionary leadership, has taken the diocese to new heights in the league of notable dioceses in the Church of Nigeria.
At the last all-Nigeria Divine Commonwealth Conference (DIVCCON) of the church, held in Abuja last month, Evo Diocese came first in terms of having the highest number of registered attendees at the event.
The entire faithful of the Diocese of Evo congratulate and felicitate with his lordship, the Rt. Rev. Ordu, on this well deserved honour bestowed on him by the Governor of Rivers State, Chief Wike.
Don Makes Case For Vocational Education
A professor of Industrial Chemistry, Rivers State University (RSU), Professor Isaac Dokubo, has called for more budgetary allocations to vocational education in the country.
Prof. Dokubo said this at the 82nd Inaugural Lecture of the university in Port Harcourt.
The lecture, titled “Man and Vocation: The Inseparable Twins, The Vocationalist and Construction Cost Analyst Perspective”, Dokubo said Federal Government should increase budgetary allocation to vocational education in line with UNESCO recommendations of 26 percent of annual budget.
He expressed regret that Nigeria’s budgetary allocation for education for the last six years was less than 10 percent, stressing that the country will continue to grapple with the problem of industrial development if the vocational sector is continously neglected.
The university don also called for private sector involvement in vocational educational education.
He commended the Rivers State University for setting up the Department for Technical Education and urged other universities to follow suit.
Accordimg to him, Nigeria’s industrial development lies with vocational education.
Speaking, Vice Chancellor of the University, Professor Nlerum Okogbule, said the university has taken far reaching steps towards improving vocational educational in the institution.
By: John Bibor
Students Laud Wike Over Appointment Of IAUOE Registrar
Students of Ignatius Ajuru University of Education (IAUOE), Rumuolumini, have hailed the Rivers State Governor, Chief Nyesom Wike, over the appointment of Donald Okogba as the Acting Registrar of the university.
Some of the students who spoke with The Tide at the university campus, said the appointment was divinely made.
A student of the Faculty of Humanity who gave his name as Ikechi Amadi, said Okogba had done so much for the school and deserved a reward from the system.
She noted that Okogba left indelible imprints in all the areas he had previously headed in the institution, saying such should be the hallmark of a public servant.
Another student, Charles Igwe, who described Governor Wike as a goal-getter, said his decision to appoint Okogba was the best for the institution.
Igwe expressed optimism that the appointment would not only spur the new Registrar to action, but would also make him to right some wrongs in the institution.
Describing the Acting Registrar as a no nonsense man, he called on both the staff and students of the university to give him thier support to enable him succeed.
A staff who pleaded anonymity recalled how the new acting Registrar performed excellently when he served in his previous assignment as Director of the Senate House.
“Some appointments may be viewed as political, but to me, this Mr. Okogba’s own is just on merit. He has been too professional in all tasks given to him in the school”, he said.
By: King Onunwor
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