It was a moment of joy and merriment as 29 candidates were admitted into the Order of the Knights of St. Mulumba Nigeria, an Order in the Catholic Church.
The investiture which took place recently during a Holy Mass, at the Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Independence Layout, Enugu, 18th, Nov, 2020, attracted various high profiled personalities in the Order as well as across the country.
Performing the investiture during his homily, Rev Fr George Nze-Mmuoba charged the candidates to guard and protect the interest of the Catholic Church and foster a Catholic Conscience and Outlook in their respective communities.
He enjoined them to express a perfect Christian life among members and sustain the work of evangelization with a view to gaining more converts to the Church.
He further advised them to deploy their rich talents in serving in the Lord’s vineyard, and become a role model in winning more souls for Christ.
On his part, the Worthy Metropolitan Grand Knight of Onitsha Metropolitan Council, Sir Boniface Orakwe, charged them to uphold integrity and righteousness in seeking the face of God.
Brother Orakwe admonished them to work harmoniously with their various religious and societal leaders in ensuring lasting peace and unity in the church and the society at large.
Reports however, shows that the Order of the Knights of St. Mulumba Nigeria (KSM) was established in Nigeria on June 14, 1953 by Late Reverend Father Abraham Anselm Isidahome Ojefua; a Priest and Monk from Illah in present day Delta state and modelled after the Sacred Order of Catholic Knighthood. Only practicing catholic men and their wives are admitted, as membership spans all cadres of professionals.
The Order counts on its members, men and women who diligently use their Treasures, Time and Talents their education, social position, and fight a good cause with success for the greater glory of God, the Church, Mankind and the progress of our country.
One of the candidates admitted include, the Member representing Ihiala 1 in Anambra State House of Assembly, Hon Chidi L. Udemmadu and wife. Others include Brothers and Sisters Ikwueme Odinaka Ferdinand, Madichie Udegbunam Christian among others. They however expressed happiness while thanking God for the honour.
Meanwhile, the newly admitted knights took an oath of humility and honesty in serving God and humanity with a mouth watering reception to colour the event.