The United States Congress has hailed the Spiritual Director of the Adoration Ministry, Enugu, Rev. Fr. Ejike Mbaka over his excellence in humanitarian services.
Mbaka received the commendation during his visit to the US.
Hope For Nigeria gathered that during the visit, Mbaka met with the Chaplain of the United states Congress, Rev. Fr. Patrick J Conroy and participated in the Opening Prayer at the US House of Representatives.
Fr Mbaka also received a special U.S Congress Citation which was presented to him via Congresswoman Karen Bass who has congressional portfolio over Africa Affairs.
The citation highlighted Fr Mbaka’s outstanding Humanitarian Services and Awareness in Education, Philanthropy, Humanitarian Services and other Initiatives that foster hope and healing to individuals affected by health and poverty disparity.
The Certificate of Special Congressional Recognition issued to Fr Mbaka under the seal of U.S House of Representatives and signed by Kren Bass, Member of Congress, in clear terms, spelt out efforts to raise awareness for Mbaka’s work in support of Education, healthcare, humanitarian services and general assistance for Nigerian in need as part of the presentation.
His return to Enugu over the week was greeted with wild reception as the major organs of Adoration Ministry Worldwide comprising of National Adoration Family led Chief Aka Emmanuel, Adoration Fathers’ Association (AFA) led by Chief Godwin Okolo, Adoration Mothers’ Association (AMA) led by Mrs Ann Aligwe and Adoration Youth’s Association led by Comrade Obianyom Chukwuagozie converged to receive him.
Mbaka dedicated the award to God and to thank God for his journey mercies and for keeping him and the members of the ministry while he was away.
Reacting to the award, Chief Aka Emmanuel said “On behalf of National Adoration family we are happy for Fr Mbaka and thank God that he is being celebrated all over the world today because for the United States to give him such recognition means that he is being celebrated in the world over.
“We appreciate that and pray that God will take him to a greater height, keep him for us, protect him and give him a longer life. He is a blessing to us”.
In a Congratulatory statement issued by the Media chief of Adoration Ministry, Barr Ikechukwu Maximus Ugwuoke, to Fr Mbaka he remarked that while some Nigerians have continued to take the free gift of Fr Mbaka to the nation for granted, God has continued and will ever continue to lift him up across the world as a sign and wonder.
In the said statement he asserted, “Nigerians are the major beneficiaries of Fr Mbaka Humanitarian Services and Awareness in Education, Philanthropy, Humanitarian Services and other Initiatives that Foster Hope and Healing to Individuals Affected by Health and Poverty Disparity and his general assistance for Nigerian in need.
“It is ironical that such a credible Government as United States of America, a country Millions of miles away from Nigeria should recognize and honour Fr Mbaka for his good works and virtues here, while greed, jealousy and ingratitude continue to becloud the minds of some of those at the helm of affairs of the Nigerian churches and Nigeria Government and preclude them from recognizing Fr Mbaka’s potentials and his free gift to the nation by God who made him a Nigerian.”
The statement further extended the appreciation of Adoration Ministry worldwide to the Government of United States for their unbiased assessment, considerations, honour and recognition extended to Fr Mbaka.
Describing Fr. Mbaka’s recognition as a well deserved honour, Ugwuoke asserted that the magnitude of Fr Mbaka’s charity and the miracles of God through him is unequalled in Nigeria and should be a source of thanksgiving and pride for Nigerians of goodwill.