Sat. Apr 13th, 2024

From TCNEWS

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo, has eulogized the President of Vision Africa International, Bishop Sunday Ndukwo Onuoha on his 60th birthday anniversary celebration.

Obasanjo also lauded, Bishop Onuoha, a Methodist Church  Nigeria, MCN Bishop on his positive efforts to save the lives of the rural populace, by building a hospital for his Okai Item people.

President Obasanjo, a special guest at the 60th birthday anniversary celebration of the Methodist Bishop, held at Okai Item, Bende LGA of Abia State, who also layed the foundation of new structures at Agnes Onuoha Memorial hospital, appreciated Bishop Onuoha for giving back to the society, pointing out that the Onuoha family has done well to immortalize Agnes (their daughter who lives on).

Speaking also, the Governor of Abia State, Dr Alex Otti, commended Bishop Sunday Onuoha for supporting his government and for accepting to serve God.

The Governor observed that the date of the event coincided with the day (one year ago) God used Professor Nnenna Oti to declare him winner of the Abia State Governorship election.

Otti who said that God used the day to say enough is enough to the wrongs in Abia, added that the state is celebrating God, for breaking the jinx of bad leadership.

He told Bishop Onuoha that 60th years marks the begining of his greatness and prayed God to grant him sound health to live beyond 100 years.

Also in his speech, the former Governor of Bauchi State, Isa Yuguda, lamented anomalies happening in the country, where members of the National Assembly are busy appropriating billions to themselves, when many Nigerians can’t access a good drinking water.

Earlier in his homily during a church dedication and communion service at Saint John Methodist Church Okai Item to mark the sixth birthday of the President of Vision Africa International, Bishop Onuoha, the Prelate of Methodist Church Nigeria, Oliver Ali Aba, noted that the Grace of God has made Bishop Onuoha to give back to his community through the renovation of the church, building church’s children session, Agnes memorial hospital and other numerous projects to his credit.

The Prelate who cited the Bible book of Luke chapter 17 verse 15 to 17, observed that Jesus was alert to ask the whereabouts of the nine out of ten lepers he healed and appreciated Bishop Onuoha for coming to tell God thank you for keeping him alive.

 The MCN Primate who also observed that Africa and the world economy rely on Nigeria’s large population to prosper, said that the nation’s population of about 200 million gives her a comparative economic advantage in the comity of nations.

While pointing out that Nigeria is blessed with several natural and human resources carefully deposited across the country, declared that Nigeria is on track for progress, despite the mirage of problems confronting the country.

Aba, who maintained that the world economy cannot do without Nigeria because of her increasing population, said, “Nigeria today is passing the level of struggles, struggling to be great. If you know very well, with our population of about 200 million, Nigeria means more to the wider world, both the African continent and the whole world at large, in terms of what it takes to be great economy.

“And so, the whole world is leaning on us because of our population. So, we are on the track of progress until it is fully settled”.

The Prelate who also admonished wealthy Nigerians to give back to the society by helping the poor, described Bishop Onuoha as an iconic servant of God who has exhibited humility despite his status in the society

He further charged the congregation to live a life that will glorify God and not dwell on material things.

The Prelate also urged the youths to emulate the workaholic life of Bishop Onuoha who has used his contacts as a servant of God to touch lives positively. 

Furthermore, he enjoined Nigerians to allow God to pass through them, as God elevates those who humble themselves. 

The Chief celebrant, Bishop Sunday Onuoha, during the church service, said he view the world as his parish and has devoted himself to work with different kinds of people including non Christians.

Bishop Onuoha, who observed that the challenges of life has taught many people how to go to the next level, maintained that the Agnes Memorial hospital was instituted to immortalize the late Agnes, for the passion she had for people while alive. 

Bishop Onuoha urged Nigerians to have faith in God, as God has a purpose of calling everyone on earth.

He said that the Saint John Methodist Church Okai Item was a source of strength to him which prompted him to use his first fruit as a worker in United States of America to build the church. 

The event also featured the presentation of award to Bishop Sunday Onuoha as the Grand Commander of Peace and Development of Item land, GCDI.

Meanwhile, the leadership of United Abia Artistes and Patriot Forum (UAAP), has felicitated with the founder and president of Vision Africa International and the co-chair, Interfaith Dialogue Forum for Peace Bishop Sunday Ndukwo Onuoha on his 60th birthday.

In a press release, signed UAAP President Amb. Dr. Osita Offor ‘De Ultimate Commander” and the General Secretary Comrade Emenike Jason Iroegbu, the organization eulogized Bishop Onuoha for his sterling contribution towards peace in Nigeria and the world.

By NWAMARA

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