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Blessed Iwene Tansi Major Seminary Holds Second Convocation
Author: By Nna Anulumadu
Published on: Wednesday, April 06, 2016

Blessed Iwene Tansi Major Seminary Onitsha was agog last week Saturday when the Seminary held its second convocation.

  Anambra State Governor, Chief Willie Obiano was the Chief guest of honour at the occasion in which the Bishop of Awka, His Lordship, Most Rev. Paulinus Ezeokafor played the role of Chief host as the representative of the Archbishop of Onitsha.

The State Governor in his speech pledged to tar the major roads of the Seminary from outside into the institution which attracted thunderous ovation both from the Bishop, the Rector of the Seminary, Very Rev. Father, Dr. Emmanuel Dim and the students, including the guests. The convocation Prelate, His Lordship, Most Rev. Paulinus Ezeokafor thanked the Governor immensely for the promise to tar the road to Iwene Tansi Major Seminary, advising the contracting firm to ensure they commenced work and to finish the project within the 2-months period given by the governor. The Bishop also thanked the Governor for the developments so far attained at Awka, the State capital of Anambra.

Bishop Ezeokafor expressed appreciation for the able way the Governor has been seeing to the welfare of the workers in the state, especially in paying of salaries which some other state Governors find difficult owing to problem of allocation. He advised Anambrarians to pay their tax to the government to enable it realize fund for necessary development of the state, noting that from the defunct administration of former Governor Chris Nwabueze to date, the state has experienced some measure of development in different ways.

 The Rector Very Rev Fr Dr Dim who spoke to the press expressed gratitude to the Archbishop of Onitsha Most Rev Dr Val Okeke for his magnanimity towards the seminary, describing him as a good Chief Shepherd. “We are also thankful to Bishop Ezeokafor who graced the occasion and as well represented the Archbishop. The world of today is violent prone.  We are doing our best to maintain and sustain that culture the seminary is known for. We call on good hearted people to always support the training of seminarians who are the future priests, adding that the blessing attached to such gestures is imaginable”. The Rector further commended the governor for accepting to tar the access road to the seminary.

Highpoint of the ceremony in which the Rector of the Seminary, Very Rev. Fr. Emmanuel Dim read out his convocation address was the display of the dance of the Seminary cultural troupe.

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