Sunday, 15 May 2016

Archbishop Okeke Lauds Obiano's Doggedness

(L-R): Governor of Anambra State, His Excellency, Chief Willie Obiano flanked by Rector of St Pius x Spiritual Year Seminary, Rev, Fr. Cornelius Okoye and Archbishop of Onitsha Ecclesiastical Province, His Grace Most Rev. Valerian Okeke in a group photograph with the Vested Seminarians (in White) and other dignitaries on Sunday at the Seminary Feast Day/Investiture of Seminarians at Akwu-Ukwu, Idemili South Local Government Area.
 
 

The Archbishop of Onitsha Ecclesiastical Province, His Grace Most Rev. Dr. Valerian Maduka Okeke has commended the Governor of Anambra State, Chief Willie Obiano for his doggedness, abilities and the clear vision with which he is piloting the affairs of the state that is yielding positive results.

Archbishop Okeke made the commendation at St Pius X Seminary Feast Day/ Investiture of Seminarians at St Pius x Spiritual Year Seminary, Akwu-Ukwu, Idemili South Local Government Area, Anambra State.


(L-R): Governor of Anambra State, His Excellency, Chief Willie Obiano flanked by Rector of St Pius x Spiritual Year Seminary, Rev, Fr. Cornelius Okoye and Archbishop of Onitsha Ecclesiastical Province, His Grace Most Rev. Valerian Okeke in a group photograph with Mr. and Professor Kate Omenugha whose son Damian is one of Vested Seminarians at the Seminary Feast Day/Investiture of Seminarians on Sunday at Akwu-Ukwu, Idemili South Local Government Area.
 
 

The Archbishop noted that Governor Obiano has distinguished Anambra in the area of security as one of the safest states in Nigeria; being amongst the three states that continue to pay salaries as at and when due, as well as maintaining the best network of roads. Said the Archbishop, "We pray for you to continue to Excel, you have spent two years, but the next three years of your administration will see the sustenance of your good work and more success."

Also in his Penticost Homily, the Archbishop stated that, “the Holy Spirit is the Chief protector, the chief builder; we pray that the Holy Spirit will renew the face of the earth even now including our dear state, that it continues to be a model for other states always."

 

(L-R): Rector of St Pius x Spiritual Year Seminary, Rev, Fr. Cornelius Okoye conducting Governor of Anambra State, His Excellency, Chief Willie Obiano, the  Archbishop of Onitsha Ecclesiastical Province, His Grace Most Rev. Valerian Okeke and others round the Seminary Fish Farm at Akwu-Ukwu, Idemili South Local Government Area.
 
 
 

Speaking to the congregation after the Mass, Governor Obiano thanked the Archbishop for his prayers for him and the state. He urged the new senior Seminarians to stand fast in the commitment to the journey to Priesthood so that ultimately many of them would become Priests.

The Governor also commended the Rector of the Seminary, Rev. Fr Cornelius Okoye for the programme of the institution in the area of agriculture and vocational training. Obiano assured the Rector that he deliberately came along with his aides and experts who will take a look at what they are doing to explore areas of collaboration and assistance.


 

(L-R): Governor of Anambra State, His Excellency, Chief Willie  Obiano with  Archbishop of Onitsha Ecclesiastical Province, His Grace Most Rev. Valerian Okeke at the Seminary Feast Day/Investiture of Seminarians on Sunday at Akwu-Ukwu, Idemili South Local Government Area.

(L-R): Governor of Anambra State, His Excellency, Chief Willie Obiano, Secretary to the State Government, Prof Solo Chukwulobelu, Chairman Anambra State, Chief Nobert Obi, Hon Commissioner for Education, Prof. Kate Omenugha. Hon Commissioner for Road Infrastructure, Chief Law Chinweuba, BOT Member of APGA, Chief Rommy Ezeonwuka and others inside the Chapel at Akwu-Ukwu, Idemili South Local Government Area.
 
 

The highpoint of the Investiture programme was the Vesting of thirty-two Seminarians including Damian Omenugha, son of Hon Commissioner for Education, Prof. Kate Omenugha. The Seminarians spend one-year term at the Seminary in preparation for Priesthood before embarking on another phase for philosophy studies at Senior Seminary.

The governor and his team were later conducted round the agricultural ventures of the Seminary including Fish farm with a capacity for twenty one thousand fingerlings in seven fish ponds as well as Piggery with over five hundred pigs.


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