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Akin Alofetekun and Oyinade Alofetekun
The Archbishop, Metropolitan and Primate, Church of Nigeria (Anglican Communion), The Most Revd. Nicholas Okoh has expressed total satisfaction with the level of preparation by the Diocese
of Minna that hosted this year’s Church of Nigeria standing committee meeting.
The Primate who was led round the facilities at the Cathedral Church of St Peter, Minna venue of the meeting by the Registrar, Church of Nigeria and Chairman, local organising committee, Barrister Abraham Yisa was at every turn full of praises for the host diocese.
“This is fantastic, you have really done well. This is great,” the Primate stated while inspecting the facilities.
Primate Okoh, a retired military chaplain likened the level of preparation for the meeting by the diocese of Minna to the renowned military tactician in the world history, Napoleon Bonaparte, saying, “you people have achieved what Napoleon could not achieve. You are indeed a trail blazer”
Earlier in his address to the delegates, the primate expressed delight at the commencement of the meeting.
I’m happy to be here, and thank God Minna has come to be. Before now, people were not sure that it is possible to come up here, we have taken a step of faith to come to Minna.
Nobody knows where the spirit will take us to next, we pray that the Lord will teach us where to go.
“It’s a pleasure being here and I can see that a lot of preparations have been made. We thank our hosts, we shall have occasion to acknowledge their hard work.
“We are very happy to be here, we thank you and thank God. Thank you for the efforts made, thank you for the willingness to host us.
Please, brothers make use of the facilities available and don’t forget that we are here for a meeting. May the spirit of the living God guide us”, Okoh stated.
The primate, his wife, Mrs. Nkasiobi Okoh and other top functionaries of the Communion arrived Minna at about 1pm on Monday.
They were received on arrival by the host Archbishop of the Ecclesiastical Province of Lokoja, His Grace Emmanuel Egbunu, the Bishop Minna diocese, Right Revd. Daniel Abubakar Yisa, their wives and other dignitaries of the province.