Governor Emmanuel Uduaghan of Delta State and his Edo State counterpart, Comrade Adams Oshiomole, are billed to attend all the Catholic Bishops Conference of Nigeria (CBCN) holding in Warri, Delta State.
The event will commence on Thursday, September 11, 2014 and a communiqué would be issued on Thursday, September 18, 2014 at the Sacred Heart Cathedral, Warri.
Bishop John Okeoghene Afareha of the Warri Catholic Diocese who made this disclosure at a press briefing on Tuesday, said Governors of Edo and Delta States were expected at the CBCN, with the Delta State governor deeply involved in the hosting of the event.
“The conference will deliberate on the aftermath of the just concluded National Conference. This is because at the first plenary, the conference gave her nod for the conference. And as Nigeria moves towards 2015 General elections, policies, campaigns must conform to the democratic standards. The Bishops therefore have a voice to render in these regards,” he stated.
Consequently, he said, at the conference, issues affecting the state would be discussed.
“And of course, issues affecting the church will equally be discussed. The aftermath of these deliberations forms part of the communiqué. The gains of this conference therefore, are numerous both for the country and the church, more specifically the local church,” he stated.
Bishop Afareha revealed that “As a Local Church of Warri, due to the hosting, I, the bishop, together with my priests, religious and lay faithful decided to embark on so many monumental projects that will eventually stand the test of time.
“Today, we can say that we have a facility that will accommodate 120 persons excluding the halls, the committee mini-halls, restaurants et cetera. This conference has propelled us to realise this monumental edifice of a structure. And as a diocese, we can therefore say that we are in the right path.”
He also said the second plenary meeting of the CBCN is about the Church of Warri and Delta State, “hence, the state is highly involved.”
Source: Daily Independent