The Anambra State Government has congratulated Venerable Obiora Uzochukwu, from Isulo in Orumba South LGA, for his elevation to a bishopric in the Anglican Communion.
Bishop Uzochukwu has been assigned as the new Bishop of the Mbamili Diocese that comprises Anglican parishes in Anambra West Local Government Area of Anambra State. He was elevated during the annual retreat of the House of Bishops at the Ibru International Ecumenical Centre at Agbarha Attor in Delta State, and it was formally made known on 10th January 2021, by Bishop Owen Nwokolo of All Saints Cathedral Onitsha, Anambra State.
Governor Willie Obiano, through his Commissioner for Information & Public Enlightenment, C. Don Adinuba, described Venerable Uzochukwu as “eminently qualified for his new status and duties.”
As he said,
“Even though bishops are chosen with the assistance of the Holy Spirit, it was predictable that Venerable Uzochukwu’s promotion was a matter of time.
“Apart from holding the post of Sub Dean of the historic Diocese on the Niger, from where the Anglican faith spread to other parts of Igboland and beyond, Venerable Uzochukwu discharged his duties with aplomb and infectious enthusiasm.”