The General Assembly of the Presbyterian
Church of Nigeria (PCN), has inaugurated a new Synod – the Niger Delta Synod –
which is the tenth in the number of Synods the Church operates.
At a colourful worship service held on
Sunday, 26th July, 2015, in the Mary Slessor Church sanctuary of
Port Harcourt parish, the Prelate and Moderator of the General Assembly, His
Eminence, Most Rev. Prof. E. M. Uka performed the inauguration service and the
installation of the first Moderator of the new Synod in the person of Rev. Ogbu
new Synod was carved out of South Central and West Synods. It covers the
geographical spread of Rivers and Bayelsa States (formerly within South Central
Synod) as well as Edo and Delta States (formerly within the Synod of the West)
and is made up of the Presbyteries of Port Harcourt, Port Harcourt North, Port
Harcourt West, Edo/Delta South and Edo/Delta North.
officers of the Synod are Rev. Thompson Ogbu as the
Moderator, Rev. Bassey Bassey Udok (Clerk), Elder Mrs. Rose Uhunmwango
(Treasurer) and Barr. Mrs. Onimim Jacks (Legal Adviser).
request for a Niger Delta Synod was first presented by South Central Synod to
the General Assembly at the meeting of the G. A. held in Calabar, in August
2010, and in August 2014, following the finalisation of arrangements between
South Central and West Synods towards the inauguration of the new Synod, the
General Assembly granted approval for the inauguration and fixed Sunday, July
26, 2015 for the inauguration service.
this inauguration, the PCN is now made up of ten Synods, namely, Akwa, Calabar,
East, East Central, Mid East, Niger Delta, North, South Central, Upper Cross
River and West.
photograph above, taken at the inauguration service of the Niger Delta Synod,
shows the Prelate, Most Rev. Prof. Uka (second left) performing the Act of
Inauguration. He is flanked on his right
by the Principal Clerk, Rev. Eseme D. William and on his left by the Deputy
Clerk, Rev. Dan Etim. Backing the camera
is the Moderator of the new Synod, Rev. Thompson Ogbu.
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