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Nnabuife, others call for collective efforts in fight against insecurity as Catholic Laity Council holds maiden convention, award ceremony



By Blessing Nnabuife

THE Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Anambra Newspapers and Printing Corporation ( ANPC), publishers of National light, Ka O Di Taa and SportslightXTRA, Chuka Nnabuife, has called for collective effort in fighting insecurity in the state.

 Sir Nnabuife made the call during the 2022 median edition of the Deanery Awka 1 Catholic laity council of Nigerian Awka Dioceses (CLCNAD) , convention which featured  free medical  checkup, award presentations, cultural dance among other activities, held recently at St Patrick’s Cathedral Awka.

  Sir Nnabuife, who is also the chairman of the occasion, emphasised that society of this nature when youths involved themselves actively will help in the fight of insecurity; he charged youths and everyone to see the need to be part of the laity council.

  “As  laity members, we should teach our children and generation to have faith that we have already inherited,  He also encouraged the Awka 1 laity council to do the work of God as it has been said, the reward for good work is more work”.

  In his sermon, the Diocesan Chaplain, Laity Council Awka, Rev Fr Jude Ezeanokwasa charged Christians to live a Christ-like life and fight good fight of faith.

 Fr. Ezeanokwasa who said that Christians should live a life worthy of emulation, encouraged the laity council group to be active in their zones and also participate in the society by spreading the gospel and be the ambassadors of Christ.

  In their separate speeches, the MD/CEO Anambra State Health Insurance Agency,  Dr. Simeon Onyemaechi , who was represented by ASHIA Marketing officer, Dozie Okpalugo, and the CEO Anambra Primary health Care Development Agency, Dr. Chioma Ezenyimulu, represented by Dr. Frank Umeh, Director Community Health Services, ASPHDA, underscored the importance of undergoing constant and comprehensive health checkups, explained that it is wrong to believe that one is healthy without proper medical checkups.

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  The President (CLCNAD), Sir Jerry  Chukwuemeka, expressed gratitude to God for the gift of life to organise and witness the event,

One of the awardees, Jude Emecheta,  described the council as part of those who wants the growth of the church, commended them  for their good work, and award given to him, according to Emecheta the award inspired more work to be done by him.

  The Commissioner for Education, Prof Ngozi Chuma Udeh, Traditional Ruler of Abagana, HRM Igwe Patrick Mbamaku Okeke, represented by Ichie Ofoedu, Eze Nwafia Umunri, HRH Igwe Chijioke Nwankwo, National legal Advicer,  Catholic Laity Council of Nigeria, Sir Basil Onuora Aguigwo, among others also received an award.

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