Secretary to Anambra State Government (SSG), Prof. Solo Chukwulobelu, has expressed concerns over renewed increase in idol worship in many parts of the country, including the South East.
Chukwulobelu made the observation in Nnewi, during the 70th birthday celebration of General Overseer of Life Care Gospel Ministry, Bishop Jonathan Ikegwuonu.
He said it was worrisome that a number of people now engage in idol worship, in spite of the presence of many churches in virtually all nooks and crannies of the state.
The SSG observed that many people these days prefer to consult occult worshippers or engage in other unchristian like behaviour such as seeking solutions to problems via idols, “instead of seeking the face of God’’.
Prof. Chukwulobelu on behalf of Anambra Government wished the celebrant many more years, stressing that it was important to celebrate someone, who had laboured to contribute to moral up-bringing of members of the society.
One of the dignitaries, Bishop Emma Obiora of Life of Faith Gospel Ministries, said it was ideal to honour people when alive “and not when they are dead, as the dead cannot honour God’’. (MO1)