A few weeks ago when I penned this article, I kind of hoped the whole thing was a hoax. But why expect rationality from this continent when we’ll go for the superstitious mumbo jumbo every, single, time.
A 40 ton statue of Jesus, dubbed ‘Jesus de Greatest’, was unveiled in Imo State, Nigeria, on Friday January 1. The unveiling was accompanied by a ceremony which was conducted by the The Bishop of Orlu Catholic Diocese, Augustine Ukwuoma.
The statue was commissioned by an oil baron, Obinna Onuoha, and was set up at the St. Aloysius Parish Abajah compound.
Onuoha revealed the idea for the statue came to him in a dream many years ago.
“This statue is a great symbol of Christian faith, and I pray that for the Catholics that the statue will continue to constantly remind us of what Jesus Christ stands for us.” Bishop Ukwuoma said during the unveiling.
“For other passersby, looking at the statue will also bring them closer to Jesus,’’
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Onuoha, the managing director of Premier Petroleum Limited, added that the statue was his contribution to building up faith in his community.
“Asking why I constructed this statue is like asking how do I came to this world, I am a Christian and a Catholic and Jesus statue represents my faith.
“I believe we are here on earth for different purposes and each person moves with his/her instincts, and I was motivated to do this to build up the faith in this community.”
I sincerely hope we can all tell the numerous things that are wrong with this.
Quotes credit: Premium Times