137 novices have been invested into the Order of Knight of St Christopher by the Bishop on the Niger, Rt Rev’d Owen Nwokolo.
The event, which took place at the All Saints Cathedral Church, Onitsha, has among the knights, 5 Dames.
Candidates for the Knighthood after presentation and examination by the Bishop took oath of allegiance to God.
In a sermon, titled ‘Knights, The Mighty Men of Church’, Bishop Nwokolo said Knights are know by their life styles, dispositions and actions stressing that what one does for the Church, qualifies him/her for the position of Knighthood.
The Bishop told the new Knights that their investiture is a call to duty in the Church of God charging them to always emulate the life of Saint Christopher and the Biblical David and his soldiers, who laid their lives for Christ.
Speaking at the ceremony, one of the new Knights, Sir. Clement Chukwuka, who is the MD/CEO, Anambra State Small Business Agency (ASBA), expressed happiness at the investiture promising to work harder for the Church and the State.
He pointed out that ASBA took the first position in Nigeria, which is a testimony of his efforts and in line with Governor Obiano’s vision.
Others including an Onitsha based Businessman, Sir. Kezie Okoli, Barrister Mike Moughalu and Dr. Nnamdi Ikpeze assured their readiness to put in their best in the service of the Church.
Presentation of the Scroll, the Sword of Spirit to the Knights, signing of oath and pledge to the Chancellor of the Diocese on the Niger featured during the investiture that attracted personalities from all walks of life including Anambra State Commissioners for Information and Public Enlightenment, Mr. C-Don Adinuba, that of Diaspora Affairs, Mr. Christian Madubuko, Mr. Uchenna Okafor of the Transport Ministry and the member representing Ogbaru One Constituency, Sir. Somtochukwu Udeze among others.
BY SUNNY A. DAVID