The Archbishop, Church of Nigeria, Enugu Ecclesiastical Province and Bishop, Enugu Diocese Anglican Communion, the Most Reverend Emmanuel Chukwuma, announced this when members of the event`s planning committee paid a courtesy visit to the Management of the Federal Radio Cooperation of Nigeria Enugu.
The Archbishop who was represented by the sub-Dean, Cathedral Church of the Good Shepherd, Venerable Emeka Ezeji explained that the celebration would be brought to a climax on Sunday with a thanksgiving service and award presentation to some distinguished members of the church.
“We taught it wise to thank God that we`ve seen the Cathedral Church of the Good Shepherd run for 25 years. It`s been a glorious moment, we`ve seen a lot of development, the transition between the former Bishop Otubelu to Most Reverend Doctor E.O Chukwuma . We`ve seen great times.“
The Chairman of the planning committee, Mr. Nnanyelugo Onyemelukwe also noted that the church had witnessed a lot of transformation since the foundation stone was laid.
“Archbishop will be holding a Eucharistic service at 7am but before then he would have commissioned our outpost church at Ndiagu Akpugo on the Ist of February. On 3rd, we have a maiden lecture series that will have a spiritual content. We have intimated our members to turn out for an early morning and spiritual exercise termed “JESUS WALK“. Archbishop has provided for the health check to be free of charge to members.“
Responding, the Zonal Director, FRCN Enugu, represented by the Deputy Director Audit, Mr. Frank Okoli commended the humanitarian contributions of Archbishop Chukwuma in the society and pledged the station’s support in publicizing the activities.
“Since you believe in Radio Nigeria, it will support you to ensure that this celebration will be well known to the world.“
The theme of the silver Jubilee celebration to be held at the Cathedral Church of the Good Shepherd, Independence Layout, Enugu is “Celebrating God’s Faithfulness.”
BY MAUREEN OTUKWU