Former Minister of Transportation and current ministerial nominee, Hon Rotimi Amaechi has been promoted to the highest rank in the Catholic church under the order of the Knights of St. John
The exemplification honour of the knights of St. John from Grand Master, Nigerian Temple Noble and Exalted Knights of the Holy Cross Knight of St. John International was conferred on the former ex-Transportation Minister for his services to the Order and humanity for over twenty years at the Pope John Paul II Catholic Centre in Abuja.
While speaking, Monsignor Kenneth Enang in charge of the Pope John II Catholic Centre explained that the promotion was premised on his support towards the growth of the Catholic church.
“We want to thank you Knights of St John’s, all the other knights, college of knights for the work you are doing for the church, for the support we get from the Knights in many areas not only the financial support but the moral support.
” The Knights of St Colombo’s built the seminary we have now at Kuje when cardinal Ecandem was alive and many of the Knights have built churches and handed over to the church.
“We ask God to bless you and your good works and let your labours not be in vain.”
In his acceptance remarks, an elated Amaechi who is a committed Catholic and a member of the Knights expressed joy for the promotion.
He said, “For our leaders, our grandmaster here present thinking that we are qualified, my friend Collyns and Dr Ogbonnaya Onu, we are very grateful and happy for considering us worthy of this great position. Thank you and God bless you.”