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Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Anglican Centenary: TY Danjuma unveils logo, advocates housing, transport system - ITREALMS

The former Chief of Army Staff, General Theophilus Yakubu Danjuma (Rtd.) has unveiled the logo of the Anglican centenary, advocated for good housing and transportation system as most important needs of urban residents, reports ITREALMS,

Speaking at the unveiling and inauguration of Divine Mandate Partners of the Diocese of Lagos (Anglican Communion) Centenary anniversary celebration held in Lagos, at the weekend, Danjuma applauded the church for taking care of the spiritual well-being, and the physical needs of the people.

Danjuma, who is the Grand Patron of the Centenary Anniversary celebration also said he was deeply humbled and grateful for the honour done to him by the appointment

He appreciated the Centenary City that would be built by the Diocese of Lagos (Anglican Communion) at Ibeju Lekki Area of Lagos for accommodating low income housing that would solve the housing problem of the poor and needy in the society.

“Among other facilities, I observe that the proposed Centenary City will have low income housing estate. In fact, that is very good because housing and transportation are the most important needs for urbanization. People wake up as early as 5am to go to work in Lagos due to transportation challenges” he said.

Commending the leaders of the Diocese, especially, the Diocesan and Bishop, Rt. Rev Humphrey Olumakaiye for efforts in ensuring that peace and progress are achieved among members, Danjuma said “Bishop Olumakaiye is on the right track. May God bless your ministry and give you the grace to achieve all the aims and objectives of the centenary celebrations.”

Pledging his support for the project, Danjuma advised the Diocese to ensure that funds for the project are raised and used judiciously.

Also speaking on the occasion, Bishop Emeritus, Most Rev. (Dr.) Ephraim A. Ademowo commended the Grand Patron, Rtd. Gen. Danjuma for his spirit of magnanimity.

He said the progress made so far by the Lagos Diocese (Anglican Communion) was a tip of the iceberg.

“I pray for progress galore for all. Calamity will never be our portion. The boats of our lives in this new year will not capsize”, he prayed.

The Bishop, Lagos Diocese, Rt. Rev. Humphrey Olumakaiye expressed gratitude to God for the grace he gave to the diocese to attain a hundred years.

He said the centenary celebration has wide and interesting activities for the physical and spiritual needs of the church and Lagos residents at large.

“Our mandate for the Diocese is Priestly, Pastoral, Prophetic, Prayer and Praise Ministries. And we shall exist to glorify God, edify believers and multiply disciples for our Lord Jesus Christ”, he stated.

Olumakaiye further hinted that the centenary city would have empowerment and youth development centre, rehabilitation centre, games village and sporting centre, convention ground, garden of Gethsemane, retreat centre, St. Luke’s Global Hospital, Women empowerment centre, resorts, amusement park and low income housing estate.

“By the grace of God, our Diocese will continue to impact the society and influence our nation for good as we pray that the forthcoming election in Nigeria will be free and credible leaders will be elected”, he said.

In her address, Chairman of the Centenary Anniversary Committee, Hon Justice Adedayo Oyebanji explained that the above projects will be executed in phases and will commence by end of 2019. “The first phase will cost N5billion,” she said.

She also highlighted activities lined up for the Centenary anniversary to include children’s camp, memorial 21 days fasting and prayers, mega prayer convocation, choir festival/ competition, Bishop’s cup / football competition, Health walk, , gallery, Lagos City wide unity crusade, cultural day anniversary lecture, festival of faith, thanksgiving, gala nite/ celebration of Heroes and legends of the diocese, thanksgiving, synod, among other things.

Hinting that the programmes would run from January- December 2019, Oyebanji called on all to key into the laudable objective.

"The grand finale of the centenary anniversary will be on 10th December, 2019. So, all are encouraged to attend all the events," she said.

Kayode Ajiboye/Editor

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Pix: L-R: Grand Patron, Centenary Anniversary, Gen. Theophilus Danjuma (Rtd.); his wife, Senator Daisy Danjuma; Diocesan Bishop of Lagos, (Anglican Communion), Rt. Rev’d. (Dr.) Humphrey Olumakaiye; his wife, Prof. Motunrayo Olumakaiye; and Immediate past Diocesan Bishop, Rt. Rev’d Prof. Adebola Ademowo: his wife, Mrs. Oluranti Ademowo, during the unveiling of centenary logo of the Anglican Communion in Lagos at the Weekend.

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