The Speaker of Akwa Ibom State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Bar Onofiok Luke, has commended Qua Iboe Church, Nigeria for its penchant at preaching un-adulterated gospel messages geared at fishing souls for the kingdom of God.
The Speaker gave the commendation this morning at Qua Iboe church, Uyo Township during the formal send-off of the out-gone Pastor of the church, Revd Aniefiok Usoro and family.
He lauded Revd Usoro for living above board in his stewardship in the vineyard of God throughout his 6 years of Shepherding the flock at the Uyo Township church and announced a donation of a plot of land at Shelter Afrique, housing estate to the Revd minister.
In his homily, the Area Superintendent of QIC Uyo Township, Revd Okarafor, speaking on the theme, “Personal Determination to Bless the Man of God”, drawn from 1Sam 9:1-8, urged Christians to make it a duty to reach out to ministers of God, as they stand to receive manifold blessings and reward from God.
The well attended service which witnessed the donation of a Corolla vehicle to Revd Usoro attracted dignitaries from all walks of life including Akwa Ibom State,Head of Service, Mrs. Ekerebong Akpan and spouse, who served in the planning Committee for the event, the Permanent Secretaries for Agriculture and his Bureau for Political and Legislative Affairs counterpart, Elder Wisdom Ekpo and. Okon respectively, the Vice Chancellor, Administration of University of Uyo, Prof Trenchard Ibia, former Commissioner for Health and medical director, Mount Olive clinic, Dr. O. J. Emah, Former Permanent Secretaries, among them, Eld Bar Udo J. Asamudo, Chairman of the church committee, Elder Akpan Ettang, Elder Inyang Ekoriko and Elder Eyaekop Umanah, Chairman, planning committee.
Others were, the Rector of Akwa Ibom State Polytechnic, Elder Dr Bar Israel Affia, who was the MC for the day, Mrs Ekanem Attah, a retired Permanent Secretary and member of the planning Committee and Her Excellency Dns Nne Isong among others.
The new minister of the church, Elder Pastor Iniobong Ekong and wife, Peace were also present at the service which was power-packed thrilled by melodious tunes from the different choir groups, Praises, thanksgiving, songs and dancing.