His Grace, the Most Rev’d Nicholas Okoh, Archbishop, Metropolitan and Primate of Church of Nigeria, (Anglican Communion), has charged Christians to see their homes as their life pension and gratuities.
Most Rev’d Okoh, who gave the charge during the funeral service of late Ifeatu ( Lady) Irene Nkechinyelu Chikelu at St. Simon’s Church, Ichida, Anaocha LGA, Anambra State, said that “the best way to invest in life is for parents to make out time to nurture their children.”
The Clergy, who said he was not against parents, particularly mothers pursuing their careers, noted that such should not be to the detriment of their children.
His Grace, who said that late Ifeatu Chikelu was being celebrated even in death, was for the fact that she invested in her family from the early stage of her marriage.
The Primate while speaking from the book of Colossians 3:1 urged parishioners and guests to think beyond the earth, in order not to encounter great loss.
He charged the people of God to continue to connect, in order for the fire of God not to quench and to make the river to continue to flow.
The Archbishop, who charged Christians to be Christ Ambassadors, urged them to continue to live by it, and to ensure getting more people for Christ.
The God’s servant, who berated the shallowness of the Christians’ faith, noted that they (Christian) hear the gospel, but were yet to embrace the principles of Christianity in their lives, hence the need for confession and repentance.
Some of the dignitaries that came to pay their condolence to the father of the family, Owelle G.P.O. Chikelu and his son, Hon. Emeka Chikelu, former Minister of Information and Orientation among other members of the family include: His Excellency Dr. Peter Obi, former governor of Anambra State; Hon. Emeka Ihedioha, former Deputy Speaker of the Federal House of Representatives; Prince Arthur Eze; High Chief Lord Mike Ezedimora ( Ugonabo Of Ichida) and Hon. Austine Opara, among others.
By Blaise Elumezie