Popular Cleric, Father Ejike Mbaka has shut down Adoration Ministries following a row with the Nigerian Presidency.
The Enugu Catholic Priest shut down the church after earlier directive given to him by the Catholic Bishop of Enugu Diocese, Bishop Callistus Onaga.
Mbaka made headlines last week after his members staged a protest against Bishop Onaga for sanctioning the priest. It will be recalled that Mbaka’s troubles began shortly after calling for the impeachment of President Muhammadu Buhari, a move that didnt go down well with the Presidency.
In response, Presidential media aide, Garba Shehu alleged that Mbaka was angry with the President because he did not award him lucrative contracts.
Early on Tuesday morning, the ministry sent out a statement informing members that Fr. Mbaka was proceeding on a 1-month private prayer retreat.
“Our Spiritual Director, Rev Fr Ejike Mbaka wishes to inform his beloved adorers that he has embarked on a private prayer retreat that will end on 10th June 2021. Consequently, no ministry activities shall be held in the ministry ground pending his return.”
“He directs that members of the ministry are to observe this period of his retreat as they used to do during the usual January breaks of the ministry, by praying at their homes, being charitable and fasting according to their ability. Adoration! Holy Spirit is our Power.”