Senator Ike Ekweremadu CFR, the Senator Representing Enugu West Senatorial District, has paid a courtesy call on the Bishop of Awgu/Aninri Diocese, The Rt. Rev. Benson Chukwunweike.
Senator Ekweremadu was in the company of Honourable Member representing Awgu/Aninri/Oji River Federal Constituency, Hon. Toby Okechukwu and other dignitaries.
In his speech, Senator Ekweremadu who was also in a tour of all the Constituency Projects he attracted and executed in the Senatorial District, thanked God for choosing and making Bishop Chukwunweike the second Bishop of the Diocese early this year. He promised to support the Diocese in her quest for Missions, Evangelism, Human and Infrastructural Developments. He also appealed for His Lordship’s prayer noting that their success is dependent on God who gives them the grace to serve the people.
While responding, His Lordship, The Rt. Rev. Benson Chukwunweike warmly welcomed Senator Ekweremadu and his entourage. He encouraged them to serve the people that elected them into the office and strive to deliver dividends of good governance to them.
The Bishop also encouraged Senator Ekweremadu never to give up in doing well and empowering people and in helping the Diocese fulfil the Great Commission.
In the words of the Bishop, “we need to empower the people of God and not just focusing on erecting magnificent buildings, we must build the people, and the people will build the church buildings.”
The Bishop also thanked God for Senator Ekweremadu and prayed that God will take him higher in his political career.
He also welcomed and thanked the Bishop of Niger West Diocese, Rt Rev’d Johnson Ekwe, who’s an indigene of the Diocese, who was also at the courtesy visit.
Bishop Chukwunweike prayed for Senator Ekweremadu and his entourage and wished them well.
You will recall that Senator Ekweremadu is a member of Diocese of Awgu/Aninri (Anglican Communion) and God has used him to erect a befitting church in his hometown of Mpu.
Bishop Benson Chukwunweike was elected in January 2020, Consecrated in March 2020 and Enthroned in April 2020 as the second Bishop of the Diocese.