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Enugu Clergy hold private meeting with State Governor

More than a dozen religious leaders representing different Christian organisations as well as the Muslim Chief Imam of Enugu yesterday met behind closed doors with the Governor of Enugu State and came out saying very little about their mission.

Catholoc Bishop of Enugu Diocese, Most Rev. Cletus Onaga, who spoke on their behalf after the meeting, said what was discussed with Gov. Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi will be “unfolded to our different churches.”

The Bishop however said they made a firm promise to the Governor that their members shall continue to abide by the NCDC rules and follow other precautionary measures to contain the spread of the Coronavirus in the State.

Bishop Onaga urged all residents of Enugu to do the same.

He also said citizens should intensify their prayers for God to end this pandemic.

“God, who created us, wants us to live; he solves our needs and will surely see to the success of efforts by governments in making sure that this disease does not spread and eventually end.

“Prayer is important and that is why we are there. So we are all determined to win this war and to all go down in prayers.

“God knows how this very disease came in and all of us should pray with our own human efforts for its end.”

Chief Imam of Enugu State, Zurqallaini Saeed, said the Muslim community agrees to what was discussed at the meeting as outlined by Bishop Onaga.

“All of us are in agreement with what my brother (Bishop Onaga) just said.”

Among other religious leaders who attended the meeting were the Archbishop of Enugu Province of Anglican Communion, Most Rev. Dr. Emmanuel Chukwuma, Catholic Bishop of Nsukka Diocese, Most Rev. Prof. Godfrey Igwebuike Onah, Anglican Bishop of Nsukka Diocese, Most Rev. Aloysius Agbo, and Bishop Amos Madu of Oji River Diocese of the Anglican Communion.

Others included State Chairman of Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Rt. Rev. Christian Obiefuna, Archbishop of Enugu Methodist Church, Most Rev. Barr. Christopher Ede, Chairman, Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria (PFN), Bishop Dr. Godwin Madu, and CAN State Secretary, Apostle Joseph Ajujungwa, among others.


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