The Catholic Diocese of Bomadi in Benin Province on Thursday 18th through Sunday 21st February, 2021 played host to the 94th National Executive Council Meeting of the Catholic Youth Organization of Nigeria(CYON).
The meeting which was attended by Presidents and Secretaries of CYON from Catholic Arch/Dioceses in Nigeria as well as Presidents of the Nine Catholic Provinces alongside their Chaplains and the National Elected Officers started on Thursday, with the arrival of delegates to Hannah’s Resort, Imiringi, the venue of the meeting. The host Bishop (of Bomadi Diocese), Most Rev. Hyacinth Oroko Egbebo (MSP) in his homily during the pontifical high Mass to mark the opening of the meeting charged Catholic Youths to live out their Faiths as Catholics, serve Christ in this youthful age with all their strength and to suffer with Christ this Lenten period in other to rise up with Him. Followed after was a group photograph.
Friday’s station of the Cross was led by Owerri Archdiocesan Chaplain, Rev. Fr. Henry Opara followed was the meeting of the Expanded National Executive (comprising the National Elected Officers, National Animator, National Chaplain, Provincial/Arch/Diocesan Chaplains as well as Provincial Presidents). The meeting which lasted for over five hours was succeeded by the National Executive Council Meeting proper which involved the Arch/Diocesan Presidents and Secretaries and lasted from 6:00pm till 12midnight, after which followed the closing Mass.
As is made obvious in the agenda of the meeting, the National Executive reaffirmed of their commitment to change the narrative for better by initiating ideas and plans that will facilitate the progress of the organization in Nigeria.
The delegates also promised through their respective inputs, suggestions and/or contributions, to key into the transformational plans and to aid in facilitation of the anticipated progress. To buttress this, such committees as National Media committee, Constitution Review, Economic Committee, Liturgy/Catechesis Committee amongst numerous others.
Highlights of the programme include the Holy Mass celebrated by the Host Bishop, lectures delivered on certain topics by professionals on those fields, closing Mass officiated by the Deputy National Chaplain, Rev. Fr. Gabriel Odunaiya from Lagos Archdiocese, assisted by the National Animator, Rev. Fr. Mark Obayi, Benin Provincial Chaplain, Rev. Fr. Stanislaus Odiegwu etc.
Delegates are expected to depart to their various Arch/Dioceses today.
JUST IN: Son Of Chad President, Named Interim Head Of State
General Mahamat Kaka, the son of the deceased Chadian president, Idriss Deby has been named the interim Head of the State of the country.
Army Spokesman, General Azem Bermandoa Agouna announced this minutes after the death of Idriss Deby.
General Azem had earlier confirmed that the late President of Chad “has just breathed his last defending the sovereign nation on the battlefield”.
Deby won his sixth term in provisional election results released on Monday.
The late President was shot dead at the war front while confronting some rebels.
Chad President Shot Dead
Chad President, Idriss Deby is dead.
Deby rmdied on Tuesday from injuries he sustained at the war front against some rebels.
He had led a brigade against rebels in the North of the country.
His death is coming after he won his re-election for a 6th term.
Army spokesman, General Azem Bermandoa Agouna confirmed his death on Tuesday.
A statement he read on state television said Deby “has just breathed his last defending the sovereign nation on the battlefield”.
Deby, 68, won a sixth term in provisional election results released on Monday.
The late President postponed his victory speech and went to visit Chadian soldiers in the war front.
Why I Am Shocked And Saddened Over Killing In Chad – President Buhari
President Muhammadu Buhari has revealed that he is shocked and saddened in the wake of the ethnic clashes in the South Eastern Region of Salamat, Chad that claimed several lives.
Recall that ethnic tension in the central African country of Chad left at least 55 people dead and more than 40 injured as three villages were burned to the ground.
The clashes in the south-eastern region of Salamat erupted between different ethnic groups on Wednesday night in the villages around the provincial capital of Am Timan, according to Salamat governor Abel Yamabaye Massira.
However, Buhari extended heartfelt condolences to President Idriss Deby Itno of Chad over the incident.
“I am shocked and saddened by the incident that shattered decades of relative peace and stability in Chad,” Buhari said.
He added that “ethnic and tribal clashes is a threat to African unity and stability and Nigeria joins the rest of Africa to deplore the latest eruption of violence in Chad.”
The president underscored the need for African leaders and people to manage their diversity with tolerance and understanding.
He noted that “a threat to stability in one part of Africa is a threat to the rest of us.”
According to Buhari “given Africa’s economic and social challenges, we cannot afford mutual destruction that makes our challenges more complicated.”
Meanwhile, President Buhari also commiserates with President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, the government and people of Egypt over the train accident in Northern Cairo that killed dozens of people and injured 98 others.
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