New HWUIC Inaugurated

New HWUIC Inaugurated

PCN News Bulletin, Vol. 71.                   17th Feb., 2017


Prelate Inaugurates

Reconstituted HWUIC

In a bold step aimed at strengthening the Hope Waddell University Implementation Committee (HWUIC), to enable it meet the expectations of the National Universities Commission (NUC) and obtain an operating license, the General Assembly of The Presbyterian Church of Nigeria (sponsors of the proposed Hope Waddell University) has re-constituted the Committee.


The new Committee has been inaugurated by the Prelate and Moderator of the General Assembly, Most Rev. N. N. Eke at a ceremony in the chapel of the Hope Waddell Training Institution, Calabar.  It was attended by the Principal Clerk, Rev. Eseme D. William and the Deputy Clerk, Rev. Solomon Okoro.


The Committee is headed by the former Vice Chancellor of the University of Calabar, Elder Prof. Bassey O. Asuquo as Convener.  The full list is as follows:


1)    Elder Prof. B. O. Asuquo                           -        Convener

2)    Elder Prof. A. I. Ukoha           `        -        Academic

3)    Prof. A. N. Amadi                                       -        Academic

4)    Arc. Inyang Obong                            -        Architect

5)    QS. O. U. Ikpa                                  -        Quantity Surveyor

6)    Rev. K. U. Eme                                 -        P. R. O.

7)    Elder Ndubisi Onugu                         -        Town Planner

8)    Rev. Kalu Ukpai Kalu                       -        Accountant

9)    Engr. Ifeanyi Okali                            -        ICT Engineer

10)                       Prince Ulu O. Ulu                    -        Librarian

11)                       Dr. E. Inyang                           -        Medical Doctor

12)                       Rev. Barr.N. E. Iyamba           -        Secretary


PCN Ministers Meet At 2017 Retreat

PCN Ministers Meet At 2017 Retreat

As part of the Church’s capacity-building efforts aimed at equipping Ministers to face positively the challenges of the ministry in a changing world, the General Assembly has treated the Church’s Ministers to a spiritually-rewarding Retreat on the G. A 2017 theme: The Unstoppable Church (Acts 8: 4).  The Retreat, held in the sanctuary of Hope Waddell Parish, Calabar, between Tuesday, 28th February and Friday, 3rd March, 2017, was organized, according to the Planning Committee,  “to earnestly seek the face of God for the growth of our ministry and our great Church.”


The Retreat began with a solemn service and Holy Communion officiated by the Prelate and Moderator of the General Assembly, His Eminence, Most Rev. Nzie N. Eke, assisted by the Principal Clerk, Rev. Eseme D. William; the Deputy Clerk, Rev. Solomon Okoro and other senior Ministers. Speakers included Rev. Dr. B. F. Fubara-Manuel, Rev. Dr. Ubong Eyo, Bro. Gbile Akanni and Pastor Dr. Paul Enenche.

Photograph above shows a cross-section of the Ministers at the Retreat. The Prelate, His Eminence, Most Rev. N. N. Eke(front row, second left) is shown with the Principal Clerk, Rev. E. D. William (first left); Deputy Clerk, Rev. Solomon Okoro (second right) and the G. A. Accountant, Elder E. E. Effiong. One of the Speakers, Pastor Dr. Paul Enenche is seated third from left.




March          1              Ash Wednesday

March          3              4-day 2017 Ministers’ Retreat ends in HWTI, Calabar

March           5             Reserved for Presbyteries/Synods

March         6-12          Mothering Week

March          12            International Women’s Day

March          12            Mothering Sunday

March           17           Board of Missions Meeting