Sunday, June 6, 2021, marked the beginning of a new era, in the life of Catholic women Organisation Nigeria, CWON, Agege Deanery, Catholic Archdiocese of Lagos, as newly elected officers were inaugurated in the deanery. The inauguration took place during the second Mass,at the Catholic Church of the Presentation, Abule Egba, Lagos. In his admonition, Rev. Fr. Emmanuel Chukwujike, from Okigwe Diocese, encouraged the officers to serve the organization diligently, following in the footstep of their model, the Blessed Virgin Mary, as he prayed God to grant them the grace of quality service in His vineyard. At the handover ceremony, which followed immediately after the Mass, the immediate past coordinator, Mrs. Dilibe with prayer and thanksgiving to God for a successful tenure, handed tools, including the keys to the Deanery bus and farm to her successor, Mrs. Stella Nwosu,. Mrs. Dilibe advised her successor, to be open to advice, as well as apply them prudently at all times. She further advised her, to carry her team of executives along, in all she does; adding that “United, we stand, and divided we fall.” On her part, the First Coordinator, CWON Agege deanery, Mrs. Chibueze admonished the new executive, to respect the hierarchy in CWON, to enjoy a smooth tenure.
In her contribution, the Lagos Diocesan First Vice, Mrs. Paulen Nebo, describes the emergence of Mrs. Nwosu as divine, as she disclosed that CWON elders in the Deanery observed a nine-day novena, praying God, to not only grant CWON a successful election, but the best of team of leaders. She assured the new Coordinator that the elders are at her beck and call, adding that she should take advantage of that. She also advised the new exco member, to shun gossip and overload of work, adding that she should not take CWO burden home, but always drop it in the Church in the hands of Jesus and His mother, Mary. She also assured her of the many blessings associated with working for God and Mother Mary. While appreciating the women for their various roles that culminated in her emergence, Mrs. Nwosu called for their prayers, contributions and support to succeed. She said: “Since it has pleased you to choose me as your coordinator, you have to be there for me, so that together we shall move Agege CWON forward.” Praying for grace to improve on what she met on ground, Mrs. Nwosu assured that as a team, she and other officers will work with the template to achieve the best for the deanery. Agege Deanery elections took place on May 22, 2021 at St. Kizito Catholic Church, Iju, where Mrs. Stella Nwosu of St. Cyprian Catholic Church, New Oko-Oba, Agege, emerged winner. She will paddle the affairs of the Deanery in the next four years. CWON elections were also held across the Archdiocese earlier in the year.