Nigeria may be wearing clothes rejected by others as they are said to have taken over evils rejected by other nations.
The cleric who made this assertion, Innocent Ordu, the Anglican bishop of Evo Diocese, Rivers State, with headquarters in Port Harcourt, listed the rejected clothes as social injustice, nepotism, ethnicity, sectionalism, religiosity devoid of true godliness, militancy, banditry and unknown gunmen.
Other ills, he pointed at include kidnapping for ransom, the emergence of separatist and secessionist movements, insensitive leadership and genocide against Christian communities, among others.
Bishop Ordu spoke through his Synod address and charge as part of the Diocesan 2021 Synod which started on Wednesday, August 4, and to end on Sunday, August 15 2021, in which he lamented over the state of affairs in the country. He also used the opportunity to call on the federal government to address the issues to restore peace, unity, progress and security in Nigeria.
The address touched on various issues about the Church, Rivers State and the state of the nation, whereupon he said: “Evils that other nations abhor, Nigeria has become notorious for condoning them”.
The Rt Reverend wants both the government and all concerned Nigerians to address the maladies he pointed out in a godly manner so that everyone will be happy and proud to be a Nigerian.
On the state of affairs in Rivers State, Ordu observed that within six years of the administration of Gov Nyesom Wike, the state has witnessed flag-offs, completion and commissioning of diverse impactful projects across all sectors in the 23 local government areas of the state.
“We will continue to uphold him, his family and administration in our prayers while charging him to not grow weary in well-doing.
Bishop Ordu’s address dwelt extensively on the theme of the Synod which is “Do not be weary in well-going” taken from Galatians 6:9.
The Bishop urged all Christians, especially Evo Diocese faithful, to continue doing good and carry out acts of mercy and charity, no matter the frustrations they may encounter.
Many dignitaries were present to listen to the Bishop’s address and charge, including the Most Rev Blessing Enyindah, Archbishop of the Province of Niger Delta and Bishop of Ikwerre Diocese; Bishop Clement N. Ekpeye of Ahoada Diocese; Bishop Enoch Atuboyedia of Okrika Diocese, and BISHOP Wisdom Ihunwo OF Niger Delta North Diocese represented by a Venerable, Kingsley Ogbonda, the Cathedral Archdeacon.