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The Church in Nigeria has been charged to lead the battle against corruption in the country. This was the key message of the Primate Church of Nigeria at the burial service for the late former Dean Church of Nigeria, Most Rev Jonathan Arinzechukwu Onyemlukwe at Onitsha.

The remains of the former Dean of the Church of Nigeria and Archbishop of former Province II of the Church of Nigeria (Anglican Communion), and Bishop on the Niger, were thereafter laid to rest yesterday at Nanka, Orumba North council of Anambra state, his country home.

Okoh, in his sermon, bemoaned the high level of corruption in Nigeria and said for the battle against graft to succeed, the church must lead in the battle.

“We are going to start from ourselves, the church, our offices and family,” Okoh said.

He decried the unholy quest for money by Nigerians. “Nigerians love money. The common religion is money,” he lamented urging Nigerians to change their ways.

Archbishop Okoh urged Nigerians to emulate the good qualities of the late archbishop, who he said fought a good fight and has gone home to rest with the Lord.

The Vice-Chancellor of the Anambra State University, Prof. Fidelis Okafor, said Onyemelukwe was a great inspiration, who was always there to offer his words of wisdom and encouragement.

“I will suffer his loss. But I pray God pays him for his good works and the many souls that he brought to Jesus,” Okafor said.

The National Chairman of the All Progressives Grand Alliance, Chief Victor Umeh, said Onyemelukwe lived an exemplary life. He wished him eternal peace in the bosom of the Lord.

Onyemelukwe died in July at the age of 81. He was appointed Bishop on the Niger in 1975 and archbishop of Province II of the Church of Nigeria in 1996.

He became the Dean of the church of Nigeria in 1999 and retired in 2000 at the age of 70.

He introduced the conferment of the Knight of St. Christopher in Nigeria, and saw to the completion of the All Saints Cathedral, Onitsha in 1992, a project that was begun in 1949, when he was a student at the adjoining Dennis Memorial Grammar School.

He led a lot of outstanding works in the missionary work within and outside the Diocese

The Church in Nigeria has been charged to lead the battle against corruption in the country. This was the key message of the Primate Church of Nigeria at the burial service for the late former Dean Church of Nigeria, Most Rev Jonathan Arinzechukwu Onyemlukwe at Onitsha.

The remains of the former Dean of the Church of Nigeria and Archbishop of former Province II of the Church of Nigeria (Anglican Communion), and Bishop on the Niger, were thereafter laid to rest yesterday at Nanka, Orumba North council of Anambra state, his country home.

Okoh, in his sermon, bemoaned the high level of corruption in Nigeria and said for the battle against graft to succeed, the church must lead in the battle.

“We are going to start from ourselves, the church, our offices and family,” Okoh said.

He decried the unholy quest for money by Nigerians. “Nigerians love money. The common religion is money,” he lamented urging Nigerians to change their ways.

Archbishop Okoh urged Nigerians to emulate the good qualities of the late archbishop, who he said fought a good fight and has gone home to rest with the Lord.

The Vice-Chancellor of the Anambra State University, Prof. Fidelis Okafor, said Onyemelukwe was a great inspiration, who was always there to offer his words of wisdom and encouragement.

“I will suffer his loss. But I pray God pays him for his good works and the many souls that he brought to Jesus,” Okafor said.

The National Chairman of the All Progressives Grand Alliance, Chief Victor Umeh, said Onyemelukwe lived an exemplary life. He wished him eternal peace in the bosom of the Lord.

Onyemelukwe died in July at the age of 81. He was appointed Bishop on the Niger in 1975 and archbishop of Province II of the Church of Nigeria in 1996.

He became the Dean of the church of Nigeria in 1999 and retired in 2000 at the age of 70.

He introduced the conferment of the Knight of St. Christopher in Nigeria, and saw to the completion of the All Saints Cathedral, Onitsha in 1992, a project that was begun in 1949, when he was a student at the adjoining Dennis Memorial Grammar School.

He led a lot of outstanding works in the missionary work within and outside the Diocese