Respect for the rule of Law and discipline have been described as two key factors necessary for the transformation and development of the Nigeria nation. This assertion was made by Rev. Fr. Jude Ofuani in his homily during investiture ceremony of the Parish Priest of St. Augustine Catholic Church, Ikorodu, Lagos, Rev. Fr. Livinius Orakwe, Man of Order and Discipline Movement of Nigeria (MOD) Brigadier General, and Rev. Sr. Hyacintha Ihedike, MOD Major at St. Augustine’s Catholic Church, Ikorodu Zonal Command. Fr. Orakwe, MOD’s chaplain stressed that the absence of law and order accounts for the many trouble in Nigeria, adding that it is therefore crucial to have an organization in their church, which is focused on achieving order beginning from the Church, then the society in general. He added that the significant role of the MOD in the provision of security for the Church in the present state of insecurity in the country can’t be over emphasized.
The organization, he said is the best body available at the service of the Church to combat the menace of hoodlums and other security problems in the country and to eradicate social ills such as irresponsibility and untrustworthiness in assignment, bad company, idleness, dishonesty, tricks, intemperance, deceit, sexual laxity and permissiveness, drug addiction, ignobility of character and all forms of indiscipline. The Church must go beyond preaching the Gospel and look at the aspect of order and discipline.
“The values that makes us who we are have been relegated to the background and that is where the MOD comes in as the recipe”, he stressed. Fr. Orakwe commended the members of the organization for serving the Church without counting the cost, as he also urged them not relent in their effort. In attendance were MOD Lt. Col. Paul Abah, MOD Major E. C. Onyenwere, MOD Capt. Valentine Idedia CSO, MOD Capt. Paul Nwabuobi, MOD Capt. Cyril Mkpuru the new Ikorodu Zonal Chairman, MOD Lt. David Nzemeka, MOD Lt. Romanus Aroh, MOD Lt. Romanus Ogiase.