Catholic Church clarifies N300mn budget for bishop’s installation

The church said some capital projects will also be executed.

The Catholic Diocese of Nsukka in Enugu State has explained that its budget of N300 million for the installation of a new bishop includes the cost of completing some ongoing capital projects.

The Director of Social Communications in the diocese, Chuma Nnamene, told the News Agency of Nigeria by telephone on Thursday that the projects included the St. Theresa Cathedral, Nsukka, where the ceremony would take place.

“We are also reconstructing two residences for our Emeritus Bishop Francis Okobo and the new one to be installed, Monsignor Godfrey Onah,’’ Mr. Nnamene said.

He said that the buildings needed to be refurbished because they were currently not in good shape.

The director explained that the church was by no means ostentatious in its way of doing things, adding that the new bishop was so modest that he would not allow a lavish ceremony on his behalf.

Mr. Nnamene said the church was aware of the level of poverty in the diocese and the country at large and could not spend such an amount just on the installation.



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