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ALL roads lead to Ngwo on December 6 and 7, 2019, as the people of the ancient kingdom honour one of their illustrious sons and Bishop of Nike Diocese, Anglican Communion, Rt. Rev. Dr.  Christian Onyeka Onyia

  Bishop Onyia who would be received by his people in an elaborate welcome party as the first Ngwo indigenous bishop of the Anglican extraction and the second bishop of Nike Diocese was enthroned Bishop on May 5, 2019 at the Cathedral Church of Saint Cyprian, Abakpa Nike, Enugu.

  Activities lined up for the event include, a novelty match and other sundry entertainments on December 6 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church field Ngwo.

  The grand finale will take place on December 7 with many dignitaries including the clergy, traditional rulers, captain of industries, political heavy weights from Enugu and beyond expected to grace the occasion. The traditional ruler of Ngwo Assa, Igwe Charles Ayalogu will lead other notable royal fathers expected at the event.

  It would be recalled that Rt. Rev. Onyia was enthroned the second Bishop of Nike Diocese seven months ago after the retirement of Prof. Evans Jonathan Ibeagha who piloted the affairs of the diocese for seven years as the pioneer bishop.

  Since assumption of office, Bishop Onyia who is arguably the youngest bishop in the Anglican Communion made it clear that his main focus is on rural evangelism which he is pursuing with vigour and resources at his disposal. “My predecessor did a lot in the urban centres to propagate the gospel; I believe it is time to focus more at the rural areas to win souls for Christ”, he stated during one of his interviews.

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