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His Grace, The Most Reverend Alexander Chibuzo Ibezim, Ph.D., the Archbishop, Ecclesiastical Province of the Niger and Bishop, Diocese of Awka, yesterday said government at all levels in Nigeria have failed the expectations of the people.

Delivering his sermon to mark the 34th Awka Diocesan Women’s conference (ADWOC) Sunday service, at All Saints’ Church Ukpo, Archbishop Ibezim enjoined government at all levels to sit up and render services to the people.

Cross-section of participants

Archbishop Ibezim reiterated the need for the Church not to fail the masses being the last hope remaining.

Another cross-section of participants

He maintained that the problem of Nigeria today is because a good majority of our people have relegated the headship of God to the background. He, therefore, appealed to Christians to keep away from fighting God’s battle, for the battle is His.

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Cross section of members of the choir

www.odogwublog.com reports informed that Archbishop Ibezim reminded Christians that God’s glory can’t be shared with any human no matter how highly placed, reiterating that God will always elevate those faithful to His calling.

Cross-section of Lady Knights

He frowned at the preponderance of fake leaders in the society even in the church but took consolation that God is interested in the testimony one share about His great exploits in his or her life.

He enjoined Christians to stop limiting God and stop behaving like cowards in the face of opposition, persecution, and obstacles of life for God in them is greater than their fears and worries.

Cross-section of clergy wives

He encouraged women to be prayerful to enable them to support and direct aright the steps of their husbands and family members always.

He further asked women to be unshakable at all times no matter the situation for they are apples in God’s own eyes as God watches over them and neither sleeps nor slumbers.

Mama Province of the Niger and diocese of Awka Mrs Ibezim with 2020 ADWOC Chairperson, Lady Chizoba Chiebonam Nwana, Ochiliozuo flanked right as the Archbishop above delivers a sermon

He advocated for Ernest prayers, shunning a life of complains blame talks, worrying, and particularly blaming God rather than be thankful always for God’s glory to manifest.

Cross-section of priests

He charged women to be firm in their faith in God despite life challenges since only they could rescue the society from governmental neglect.

Mama Awka being lauded for her sterling qualities by Archbishop Ibezim

In her speech, the Governor’s wife, Dr. Mrs. Ebelechukwu Obiano (Osodieme) represented by the former chairman of the Post Primary Schools Service Commission, (PPSSC), Lady Joy Ulasi urged women to continue to pray and support their husbands and leadership of the church at all circumstances beneficial to the family and society.

Another cross-section of clergymen

While warning against negligence on part of mothers to avoid rape under their nose, Lady Ulasi tasked women to be alive to their responsibilities in nurturing and molding their children, lamenting the ugly stories of rape in the society.

She urged mothers to double their efforts in ensuring that sanity is restored at home, church, and society.

Ariel view of the church auditorium during ADWOC Sunday

Appreciating her guests at the ADWOC Ukpo 2020, the President, Mothers’ Union, Women’s Guild and Girl’s Guild Province of the Niger and diocese of Awka, Mrs Martha Chioma Ibezim (Nneoma) announced that ADWOC 2021 will be hosted by Aguluzuigbo Anglican community Anaocha Local Government Area and thanked her husband, Archbishop Ibezim for his daily patronly support to the affairs of Awka Diocesan women.

Mama Awka

www.odogwublog.com reports further that Mama Province of the Niger and Mama Awka as Mrs Ibezim is fondly called reassured that women will continue to pray and support those in leadership positions in the society and the Church including Governor Willie Obiano led administration in Anambra state.

Mama Awka Mrs Martha Chioma Ibezim praising God

She thanked the Ukpo Anglican Community, Mothers’ of faith, Ladies of Bethany, Ambassadors of Christ, among others for their solidarity and support.

Planning committee while making their donation

In his remarks, the chairman, Ukpo ADWOC 2020, Group Captain Benson Okoye retired, informed that women’s special virtues made them the pillars of every home, Church and the society at large and thanked Mrs Ibezim for her developmental initiatives.

Igwe Ukpo, Igwe Dr Robert Eze extreme with diocesan legal team

———elevates Reverend Sunday Kelechi Ikeh Canon

This is coming as Archbishop Ibezim elevated the Vicar All Saints’Parish Ukpo, Rev Sunday Kelechi Ikeh as a Canon of the Cathedral for nurturing a homegrown strong choir and a special grade gospel band which he described as the best in the Diocese.

www.odogwublog.com reports that Rev Ikeh and wife, Nneora Esther Chibuzo Ikeh were overwhelmed as tears of joy and happiness erupted in the church when Archbishop Ibezim pronounced that elevation.

The ADWOC Sunday service conducted by Archdeacon, Adazi-Ani Archdeaconry, Ven Christian Okafor, featured the cutting of ADWOC 2020 massive cake and decoration of 2020 Profile Mother, Lady Lizzy Okeke – Ochechinyelu as highlights.

Cutting of ADWOC cake by the President Awka diocesan women’s conference, (ADWOC) Mrs Martha Chioma Ibezim flanked left by her husband and Archbishop Province of the Niger and Bishop of Awka diocese, Most Rev Alexander Chibuzo Ibezim, PhD and another dignitariesThe profile mother, Lady Lizzy Okeke
Archbishop Ibezim praying for profile mother, Mrs. Lizzy Okeke while her husband Sir Gibson Okeke and Mama Province of the Niger and Diocese of Awka with others watch
Dancing step of the profile mother
Mrs Ibezim handing her over her award as profile mother

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