The Diocese of Minna Anglican communion has held its first session of the 12th synod today at the cathedral church of St. Peters in Minna, the Niger state capital.

The theme of the synod was “the Missions church and the limping Christian leader” which focused on how Christian leaders can turn their struggles into strength through practical steps and actions that were discussed during the event.

The Guest Synod Speaker, his grace The Right Reverend Olukemi Gbenga Odutan the Bishop Diocese of Oyo cautioned the leaders present at the event not to pursue moral failure to qualify for gospel leadership. He also emphasized that man’s strength can fail at any time and for any leader to succeed, there is the need to depend totally on God to do all things.

The Reverend also spoke on the essence and importance of the synod to the Anglican church.

The Most Rev’d Daniel Abubakar Yisa Bishop Diocese of Minna and Archbishop Province of Lokoja who hosted the Synod spoke on the need for leaders present at the event to emulate the exemplary lifestyle and leadership of Jesus Christ who is the perfect example for any man.

He stressed the need for leaders to constantly work on their areas of weaknesses to present themselves a perfect workmanship before God which should be the aim of any man. He tasked leaders to demonstrate wisdom and total dedication and not forget the reasons they have been called to serve.

Highlights of the event included prayers for the nation and all government officials, goodwill messages, communion service, and much much as priests of the Anglican communion and dignitaries from all works of Life were in attendance.