Anglican women in Aguata Diocese, Anambra state have decried high rate of insecurity in Nigeria.
They regretted that the ugly trend was threatening the socio economic development of the country, calling on government at all levels to be more proactive in securing the lives and property of the citizenry.
Addressing delegates at a Women’s Conference at St. Peters Church Ezinifite in Aguata Local Government Area, President, Aguata Diocesan Women’s Ministry, Mrs Chinyere Ezeofor called for the creation of more employment opportunities for the teeming youths to divert their minds from crime and restiveness.
She extolled the giant strides of the state Governor Willie Obiano, especially the International Cargo and Passenger Airport at Umueri in Anambra East Local Government Area.
She equally commended the Governor’s Wife, Dr Ebelechukwu Obiano for using the Caring Family Enhancement Initiative (CAFE) to improve the living standards of Women especially the widows, calling for its sustenance.
Speaking on the theme of the conference, ‘Divine Principles of Transformation Discipleship’, Mrs Ezeofor described obedience as one of the attributes of good discipleship, charging Christiians to use their position in changing the moral tone of the society.
Declaring the conference open, the Anglican Bishop of the Diocese, Rt. Rev. Samuel Ezeofor charged women to take the upbringing of their children in Christ-like way seriously, stressing that it was the first step of restoring sanity to the society.
He canvassed for more women into key positions, who, according to him were better managers of resources.
Special Assistant to Governor Willie Obiano on Education Monitoring, Dame Chinyere Mbakwe called on Women to ensure that relative peace existed in their various families, cautioning them against delegating their family role of child upbringing to their house helps.
Over 32 Bishops wives, Including the wife of the Archbishop of Niger Province and Bishop of Awka Diocese Mrs Chioma Ibezim, Wife of a one time Dean of the church of Nigeria Most Reverend Maxwell Anikwenwa as well as the Chancellor of Aguata Diocese Justice Peter Obiora were present at the event.
Traditional Ruler of Nnewi Igwe Kenneth Orizu the third and that of Ezinifite Igwe Bob Orji and that of Ndiokpalaeze Igwe Fredrick Okolie also graced the occasion.