Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State in furtherance of his avowed commitment to things of God, on Friday, inaugurated and handed over to the Catholic Church in the state a befitting secretariat he built in Enugu for Bishop Michael Ugwuja Eneja Foundation (BIMEF).
Bishop Eneja, who was ordained a priest on July 29, 1951 and died 15 years ago precisely on November 14, 2008, was well known for his exemplary spiritual life and uprightness as a servant of God.
Governor Ugwuanyi also opted to furnish the secretariat for the church, narrating his personal encounter with Bishop Eneja as a student and how the late cleric embedded sound moral and spiritual life in him.
Speaking at the event, the Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Enugu, Most Rev. Dr. Callistus Onaga, who represented two other Catholic Bishops in the state, thanked Governor Ugwuanyi in a special way for his kind gesture, stressing that the governor’s commitment to God and the shepherded of His flocks is exemplary and commendable.
Bishop Onaga who described Bishop Eneja as “a servant of God” disclosed that the foundation’s secretariat built by Governor Ugwuanyi is one of the programmes lined up to immortalise the late bishop, explaining that it is also a process towards “the fulfillment of the aspirations, mission and vision of this servant of God.
“It is a way of really giving hope to this idea of this foundation,” the cleric added.
Bishop Onaga commended Governor Ugwuanyi for starting the process, saying: “Through the prayers of this servant of God, may everything you are going to do as a governor, and as a politician continue to be as God has willed it because you have always believed that all our doings are in the hands of God.
“Thank you so much. On behalf of the three bishops and the three dioceses of Enugu, Nsukka and Awgu that own, started and run this foundation, I say thank you very much for this great gift.”
Present at the event were Mr. Anthony Mogboh Jr. SAN, who represented Chief Anthony Mogboh SAN; Mrs. Vero Mogboh; founding members of BIMEF, Monsignor Anthony Anijielo and Barr Joe Asogwa; Secretary of the Foundation, Chike Ezugu, and a host of other members.