Abuja - Anambra Deputy Governor, Moses Ekpo,
has welcomed the administration’s commitment to uplift the lives of the
underprivileged members of the state.
He expressed encouragement at strides made in that regard
at a ceremony to flag off the 2016 National Laity Week of the Catholic Laity
Council of Nigeria.
The event is one of the key commemorations of the
It has been flagged off at the St Patricks’ Cathedral in
Awka, where Ekpo spoke.
“I wish to thank governor (Willie) Obiano and his wife
for their dedication in meeting the needs of the widows and the less
privileged,” said Ekpo.
“I have no doubt initiated the process of these
achievements, which clearly meet the theme of the Laity Week, “Merciful Like
the Father,” when they came into office two years ago,” added Obiano’s deputy.
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National President of Laity Council of Nigeria, Chizoba
Nnagboh, explained the theme.
“It was chosen in line with the Year of Mercy to enable
the lay faithful effectively key into the activities of the Extraordinary
Jubilee Year of Mercy so as to reap its abundant spiritual fruits,” he said.
There are estimated to be over one billion Roman
Catholics in the world.
The majority of these are lay Catholics, also known as
the laity, which includes all Roman Catholics, except those who are part of the
About 20 million of Nigeria’s 170 million people
- CAJ News