THE President of the Christian Association of Nigeria, Pastor Ayo Oritsejafor and other clerics have reacted to the recent appointment of Most Rev. Alfred Adewale Martins as new Catholic Archbishop for the Archdiocese of Lagos.
Oritsejafor prayed God to grant him special grace, “because the task ahead is enormous, especially as he’s stepping into very mighty shoes at a time when the nation is passing through serious security challenges. I pray that God will endue him with enough wisdom and power to pilot the affairs of the Lagos Catholic Archdiocese,” he said.
Also, the Catholic Parish Priest of St. Leo’s Catholic Church, Ikeja Lagos, Rev. Monsignor John Aniagwu, said the church welcomes the appointment. “We are happy about it. He is fully qualified for the post. There’s no limitation about it, because he has been a Bishop for over 10 years now.
Danjuma Foundation, Carnegie Corporation, Get UNIJOS Award
From Isa Abdulsalami, Jos
THE University of Jos has presented its Distinguished Philanthropic Award to the Carnegie Corporation of New York and the T.Y. Danjuma Foundation for contributions to humanity. The award formed part of activities marking the 25th convocation of the institution, which held May 8-12, 2012.
Chancellor of the University, the Ewi of Ado-Ekiti, Oba Rufus Adeyemo Adejugbe Aladesanmi III, who presided over the ceremony, expressed gratitude to government at all levels and development partners such as the Carnegie Corporation of New York.
The Vice Chancellor, Professor Hayward Mafuyai, read the acceptance speech of the President of the Carnegie Corporation of New York, Mr. Vartan Gregorian, who was represented by Dr. Patricia Lar, chairperson of Jos Carnegie Partnership Committee (JCPC).
‘Why It’s Zone’s Turn To Produce Governor’
From Uzoma Nzeagwu, Awka
PEOPLE of Anambra North Senatorial Zone in Anambra State say it is their turn to produce the next governor of the state in 2014.
Chairman of Olu Na Adegbe People’s Assembly, Shedrack Anakwue, and Secretary, Ike Ochie, at a press briefing in Awka yesterday, urged citizens from the Central and South Senatorial Zones of Anambra State to support their struggle and help realise the ambition of governing the state for the first time.
Anakwue said: “We are driven by the reason that Olu Na Adegbe area has never produced a governor since creation of the state. Our struggle is a rejection of the injustice, which defines the very existence of Anambra State. It is a protest against marginalisation of people from the area. We are agitating that these discrimination and denials of Olu Na Adegbe people must stop.”