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Wednesday, March 29

Church revs up for cleric’s retirement


Activities lined up for the retirement of the first Venerable of Igbo origin of the Diocese of Lagos Anglican Communion, Venerable Levi Egbuchulam Opara, begin Sunday April 2,2017 with a fund raising.
A picture taken on January 1, 2016 shows the nine-metre tall statue of Jesus Christ carved from white marble, thought to be the biggest of its kind in Africa, unveiled in Abajah, southeastern Nigeria.
Standing barefoot with arms outstretched, the “Jesus de Greatest” statue weighs in at 40 tonnes. More than 100 priests and hundreds of Catholic worshippers attended the nine-metre (30-foot) statue’s official unveiling in the village of Abajah in southeastern Nigeria. It was commissioned by Obinna Onuoha, a local businessman who hired a Chinese company to carve it and placed it in the grounds of a 2000-capacity church that he built in 2012. / AFP
Speaking with newsmen,  chairman of the Committee, Sir Emeka Iloh (JP) stated that the early kick off is to enable them raise enough funds in view of the large crowd expected at the occasion in May 2018.
Other activities lined up for the occasion include a Valedictory church service to be presided over by the Lord Bishop of Lagos and Dean Emeritus Church of Nigeria Anglican Communion Dr. Ephraim Ademowo on a date that will be communicated later. Chancellor of the Diocese, Hon. Justice George Oguntade will lead other legal luminaries to the occasion.

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