Former Aviation Minister, Princess Stella Oduah, on Sunday , donated N85 million to various church projects of Diocese on the Niger, Anglican Communion, in Onitsha Anambra State
Princess Oduah, who was among the dignitaries who attended the concluding session of the 29th Synod of the diocese at St. Monica Anglican Church, Onitsha, said affluent Nigerians should remember that they hold their positions in trust for God, who is the giver of all good things, and should not hesitate to support the work of God.
In a breakdown of the donation, Oduah donated N15 million for a duplex for the proposed Camp of Light Retreat Village envisioned by the bishop of the diocese; N20 milion for women empowerment; N25 million for youth empowerment; N20 million for farmers and N5 million to support the synod in the diocese.
A guest preacher, Rt. Reverend Ezekiel Dahunsi of the Diocese of Idoani, in a homily, lamented that Christians had been entangled and carried away by cares and worries of life, rather than the things of God that lead to eternal bliss.
The Bishop on the Niger, Rt. Reverend Owen Nwokolo, called on Christians to preach and live out the teachings of the gospel in their lives.
He described his project, the Camp of Light Retreat Centre, to be sited in Umunya, Anambra State, as a spiritual refreshing centre that would address the various problems confronting Nigerians and a place that would accommodate at least 30,000 people for purification and strength.
The parish priest of St. Monica Anglican Church, Onitsha, Reverend Mike Egbuonu, described the synod as the best meeting of the church.
Egbuonu, however, thanked God for a successful synod and prayed that it would be a grace to the diocese.