(BY NGOZI ADIGHIBE)
He said “This is foolishness and it doesn’t show responsible thinking; and can be known as disinheriting your inheritance.”
Primate Okoh made this known during a press interview organized ahead of the 2019 Divine Commonwealth Conference (DIVCCON), a programme of the Church of Nigeria Anglican Communion that takes place every year and attracts delegates from all over the world.
He drew a comparison between the family and the church, pointing out that one cannot renounce one’s family because one notices a problem, rather one tries to fix it through discussions and other methods. Therefore, he urged anyone with a grievance against the church to seek solutions within and try to remedy the situation rather than abandoning the church.
The head of the Anglican Church explained that the conference was born out of the need to provide an avenue for all and sundry in the church to gather together to pray, study the word, learn from and interact with one another, as opposed to the regular administrative gatherings of the church.
This year’s Divine Commonwealth Conference (DIVCCON) starts on Monday, 11th of November and will end on Thursday, 14th of November. The venue is the National Christian Centre, CBD, Abuja, Nigeria.