No more Crises in Ekiugbo, Bishop Odutemu Assures
By Jon Egie

Rt Rev Cyril Odutemu

Rt Rev Cyril Odutemu

Violence and community crisis that had characterized the youth of
Ekiugbo-Ughelli in Ughelli North LGA shall be a thing of the past.
The assurance was given by the Bishop of Ughelli Diocese, Anglican
Communion, and the Rt. Rev Cyril Odiboroghene Odutemu during the
foundation laying ceremony of the building of the church of
Transfiguration located at Atavarhe Street, Ekugbo-Ughelli, Monday,
October 3.
The bishop said the church will play a leading role in transforming
the minds of the youth of the community that have been agitated
perhaps because of bad leadership, unemployment and moral decadence in
society.
Describing Ekiugbo community as a peaceful place, the Bishop decreed
that henceforth there will be no news of crisis in the community.
“We are praying for them and the church preaches peace, because, Jesus
said, my peace I leave with you, not as the world gives. The youth in
the church will show good example in leadership and I am sure the
community leadership will enjoy their cooperation as they prayerfully
transform the land.
“Ekiugbo is a great place with a good number of human, mineral and
financial resources.
“As a diocese, they are in our prayers, we will be praying for them,
apart from the physical support and pastoral guidance we will give
through the vicar and the arch deacon of the arch deaconry we will
daily pray for them and heaven knows that this church is bound to be
blessed.”
The Bishop charged the worshippers at the church to be focused so that
as they build the physical house they will also have a spiritual house
for eternal rest.
Speaking on behalf of the community, Mr. Andrew Udio who is the
chairman of Atavarhe Street said since the existence of the church
peace and developments have been recorded in Ekiugbo.
“Even the name of the church alone, Transfiguration, transforms
Ekiugbo to the glory and we will continue to grow.”
The ceremony was witnessed by Ven. Prof s Erivwo, Ven kaku, Comrade
Wilfred Ovurayevbie, Revd Godblessing Anagbo (vicar of the church) and
Arch. Emmanuel Adanoje (Architect to the Project Engineer).