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Traditional ruler in Imo State has passionately appealed to the Faith groups to create requisite forum for the liberation and mentoring of young boys and girls roaming the streets into productive citizenry.

Traditional ruler in Imo State has passionately appealed to the Faith groups to create requisite forum for the liberation and mentoring of young boys and girls roaming the streets into productive citizenry.


Eze Morrison Eke of Umuoma Autonomous Community, Nekede in Owerri West LGA, Imo State made the plea when a delegation of the Diocesan Synod Planning Committee of the Diocese of Egbu paid a courtesy visit on the royal father at his palace in Nekede. He expressed worry over the alarming dimension youths' restiveness was assuming in the society and advocated the mounting of seminars and workshops by the Church for a spiritual rebirth, to make them better and more fruitful citizens.
He was particularly pained that a good number of them were not interested in being educated; rather engage in cheap money making ventures as Betniger. Eze Eke noted that some of them were into drugs addiction, rape and related crimes and appealed to the Church to devote more attention to the plight of these youths. The traditional Ruler, Eze Eke assured the delegation of the commitment of the community  towards ensuring the successful hosting of the 2018 Synod at the Holy Trinity Church, Nekede, pointing out that it was a delight that the Synod is being hosted at his time as the traditional ruler of Umuoma, describing it a great opportunity and honour. He reassured the Committee that they would not only participate fully but would be ready to offer assistance to make the Synod a resounding success.
While he also guaranteed the peace and security of delegates within the period he expressed delight that the Anglican Communion has such forum as Synods where discussions on affairs of the Diocese and its Parishioners are held and hoped that the Synod would help to revive and rekindle the zeal of the youths and men in their faith in the gospel.
Earlier the Chairman of the Diocesan Synod Planning Committee, Sir Osita Igwilo said it was customary with the Synod Planning Committee to pay courtesy visits to the traditional rulers of the host communities to intimate them of the Synod coming to their domain. He explained that with the Synod now rotated among the 15 Archdeaconries in the Diocese, the chances of the Nekede parish hosting another Synod would be after another 50/60 years, stressing that it has become a challenge to the community to ensure the year's Synod was resounding, such that they would have good and lasting memories to be bequeathed to their children. While the Chairman maintained that it was a privilege to host the Synod he implored the Eze to reach out to their sons and daughters residing outside the community to make them prepare not only to support the Synod but be part of the Synod. He thanked the traditional ruler for the reception accorded members of the delegation.
Members of the delegation were  Rev Canon Anthony Akanwa (Clerical Synod Secretary),  Rev Canon Ifeanyi Eneremadu, Rev Canon Christian  Ifesia,Sir S.O Ekeocha, Dame Julie Opara, Dame Eunice Onyeledo , Mrs. Winy Peters, Lay Reader Amaka Ibeto, the host Archdeacon, Ven. Ezechukwu Onwukwe and Ven Ifeanyi Onyegecha. Others include Rtd Canon G. G Anyasodo, Gospel Oparanozie and George Best Okoroh.

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