at the premises of Saint Lukes Anglican Church, Ute-Okpu, Ika North East Local
Government Area, Bishop Mrs. Idahosa said that God has shown His love for
Ute-Okpu by revealing Himself to the people of the land. She thanked God on
behalf of the people, saying that the visit of the people of God to the land
marks the beginning of salvation, success and prosperity of the entire
community. ?By the authority of God vested in me, I declare that there will be
no more premature death in this land. Whatever you put your hand to do shall
continue to prosper. Henceforth, this land must be fruitful,? she prayed. Reading from the book of
Genesis 1:11, Mrs. Idahosa said that the intention of God for the land given to
man was for it to become fruitful for man to live and enjoy. She therefore
prayed for a fruitful Ute-Okpu, and asked God to cleanse the entire community
of any form of spiritual wickedness. The woman of God urged the gathering to
remain steadfast in the worship of God and to claim his promises at all times,
as it will go a long way in affirming their relationship with God for them to
be blessed by Him.
the palace of the Obi of Ute-Okpu in the Dominion Royal Chapel, where a church
service was held, Rev. Mrs. Idahosa prayed for peace and progress in the
palace. She enjoined the Obi and his Chiefs never to relent in serving the Lord
as it will mark a great change for the better in the palace. The woman of God
also took time to pray for the men of God in the church. The Dominion Royal
Chapel was thereafter re-dedicated to God by the Bishop. Another hallmark of
the visit was the conferment of pastor on H.R.M (Dr.) Solomon Chukwuka I, (JP),
the Obi of Ute-Okpu.
foundation laying ceremony of Centre of Deliverance, an interdenominational
prayer centre was later performed by the Bishop. She was also led to the city
centre where prayers were said for the land and the people.
his response, Obi Solomon Chukwuka I said that he was very delighted to receive
the woman of God in the community. He especially expressed gratitude to God for
being made a pastor which means that henceforth, he will be known and addressed
as H.R.M Pastor (Dr.) Solomon Chukwuka I (JP), Obi of Ute-Okpu. He promised to
serve God more than ever before and to ensure that all the clergymen in the
community work together to make the presence of God felt in the community.
at the occasion, H.R.M. (Dr.) Emmanuel Efeizomor II (JP, OON), the Obi of Owa
Kingdom told the gathering that it was a blessing, not only for the people of
Ute-Okpu, but also to Owa people, to have been visited by the woman of God. He
went further to explain the bond between the people of Ute-Okpu Kingdom
and the Owa people. He also took time to eulogize late Bishop Benson Idahosa
for taking the gospel of Christ to the Owa palace during his life time, saying
that the Bishop contributed immensely to the development of Nigeria and
other parts of the world. The Owa Monarch urged Rev. Mrs. Idahosa to continue
to pray for the betterment of the country.
High point of the occasion was songs ministration by the mass
choir, and by the Christian Women Fellowship International, Umunede branch.
Clergymen present at the occasion include, Pastor Ukpak Lucky, Ven. Utegwuni
F., Apostle Henry Nwaeze, Rev. Onyekachukwu, Dr. Emelue P.A., Bishop F. Idume,
Chap. Commandant, Obi Sylvester, Chap. Clement Ogunu, Chap. George Ajabor,
J., Chap. David Ajeh, Chap. Osayende J, Chap. Ogbor Ignatus and chap. Ashibuogwu J., others were Royal fathers from
Ute-Ogbeje, Akumazi and Ubulu-Uno, including palace chiefs and elders of