The Supreme Knight of St. Mulumba Nigeria, Sir Diamond Ovueraye, has called for measures to make the church in Nigeria stronger.
Ovueraye stated this during a courtesy visit with members of the Supreme Executive Board, Order of the Knights of St. Mulumba (KSM), to the Catholic Bishop of Issele-Uku Diocese, Most Revd Dr Micheal Elue in Issele- Uku, Delta State.
He said that as advocate of democracy and good governance, KSM members would ensure that the church continues to be the voice of the voiceless, saying that was the reason behind the theme of the 41st Supreme Council Convention of the Order, ‘The Church and Global Challenges’.
According to him, COVID-19 had brought down many economies across the world of which the Catholic Church was not an exception during which they made contribution in cash and kind and took it as a challenge to bring succour to the needy, less privileged, the church and communities.
He stated that in analyzing the challenges and proffering solutions, the convention would have discussants to address the issue and the sub-theme “Peace and Security Challenges in the country”.
In his remark, Bishop Elue commended the leadership disposition of Knights and Ladies of the Order of St. Mulumba, adding that it had kept them at high esteem before the church and general public as there had never been any ill report about them.
While giving his blessings, the Catholic Bishop of Issele-Uku Diocese, assured the Knights of the cooperation of the Diocese in any of the parishes they were to visit in the course of the convention.
Speaking in a later visit to the Palace of the Asagba of Asaba, the Supreme Knight said that with the myriad of problems ranging from poverty and insecurity, to mindless killings of defenceless citizens, there was need for royal fathers to speak up against perceived injustice to enhance the clamour for good governance in the country.
Responding on behalf of the Asagba of Asaba, Prof Chike Edozien, the Asama of Asaba, Chief Chuks Ndukaeze promised to collaborate with the church in curbing any form of crime in state.
He expressed delight in their regards towards constituted authority and assured them of safety all through their stay in Asaba.
The highlight of the visits was presentation of religious souvenirs to the Bishop of Issele-Uku Diocese and the Asagba of Asaba.