Communique Issued At The End of The Bishops And Wives Retreat At Bariga LagosJanuary 18, 2023
- NGOZI ADIGHIBE
- September 21, 2018
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The Dean, Church of Nigeria Anglican Communion, The Most Revd. Ali Buba Lamido has described the word of God as the only panacea for the perishing soul.
Lamido stated this in his sermon at the opening service of the church of Nigeria standing committee meeting held in Minna, Niger State. “Everyone needs to hear the word of God, even those who preach the word of God.”
On his impression of the meeting, the Dean said, “We are here, the Diocese of Minna has tried so much, it is well done, the venue is well organised and to the glory of God this environment is conducive for this important meeting.
“This is standing committee of the Church of Nigeria and one of the reasons of this standing committee meeting is to come together to hear and study the word of God and that is what we are doing to the glory of God.
“Unity is our focus…” The Most Revd. Tunde Adeleye.
The newly presented Archbishop of the Niger Delta, the Most Revd. Tunde Adeleye said his plans for the Niger Delta province is to pursue peace and harmony.
“We are going to improve, develop and focus on our plans for the future and to also bring the Church together”, Adeleye stated.
Akinbiyi said I feel happy, at the same time I see myself as somebody who needs more prayers because the task is daunting and needs the prayers of everybody.
“I am happy on one hand and somehow need to be more prayerful, it is a great challenge as I am nearing my retirement, by next year, I will retire and I am praying that the short period I will be the Archbishop of Ondo province, the Lord will use me and give me a landmark for his glory.”
“Because my predecessor and I and all the Bishops have worked very hard. We have transformed the province, so it is difficult to get a new thing done.”
“One thing that is paramount in my mind is re-uniting us, so that the problem of one Bishop, one diocese will be the problem of all of us.”
“The theme I am having is to let us love one another in the process of it,” he said.