The Primate of all Nigeria Anglican Communion, the Most Rev. Nicholas D. Okoh has described the edifice of the Bishop’s court as a place where the gospel will be launched out to its environs. He gave this description during the turning of sod on the Bishop’s court site at Wuye District, Abuja. The head of the Anglican Church explained that the project is a complex that is made up of the Bishop’s court, conference Centre, chaplain’s house, boys’ quarters, Chapel and other facilities. Hence, he said that this calls for prayers because according to him, the devil knows the importance of the Centre and will attack it either through shortage of funds or other means. He therefore called on all present to endeavor to watch and pray, in order not to be defeated by the devil.
Primate Okoh expressed gratitude to God for the commencement of the work and appreciated all those who have supported so far. The Cleric pointed out that with the help of God the work will be extended from there to the proposed Anglican International Academy. He concluded his brief message with a prayer for God’s protection to all those who work in the compound, praying that God will also look after the interest of all those who relate with the project.
In an interview after the foundation laying service, the Primate of all Nigeria Anglican Communion, the Most Rev. Nicholas Okoh stated that the complex especially the Bishop’s court will be built in a way that it will serve the Church of Nigeria and the Diocese of Abuja; and also be suitable for present and future generations.
Meanwhile, the Ven. Dr. Stephen Ejezie, Supervising Priest of Durumi Missionary Archdeaconry and the person appointed to oversee the entire project, described the task as one that has not been easy explaining that the point where they have got to has been made possible by determination and the support of the people. He said that the blocks were being produced right there on the field so that it could be up to standard; adding that they are still believing God for support from other sources.
Earlier during the service, prayers were said for the nation in tune with the seven day fasting and prayers that the Primate of all Nigeria Anglican Communion had declared for Nigeria. The eight point prayer touched on Boko Haram, terrorism and insecurity issues, release of Chibok school girls, outcome of World Economic Forum, success of National Conference, peace and unity, the Church and inspirational insight for the President and his wife.