Callistus Onaga, Catholic bishop of Enugu diocese has ordered that Adoration Ministries Enugu Nigeria (AMEN), operated by Father Ejike Mbaka be converted to chaplaincy.
He also banned the Rev. Father Mbaka from commenting on partisan politics in Nigeria.
In a letter obtained by Gatekeeper News, the bishop said unlike in the past where Mbaka solely oversees the activities of the ministry as its spiritual director, making it chaplaincy brings it under the control of the Enugu diocese and gives the bishop the power to appoint a chaplain to oversee its operations.
Although the bishop said Mbaka still leads the chaplaincy, he added that he (bishop) can appoint any ministerial officer “to assist the chaplains to oversee the pastoral activities of the ministry.”
“There shall be no partisan politics either by way of active engagement or by prophetic naming of candidates for position of power,” he said.
The letter, also contains the diocesan directives and guidelines for the conduct of the adoration ministry.
It would be recalled that in recent times Mbaka has been in the eye of the storm with the Federal Government of Nigeria, urging President Muhammadu Buhari to resign due to the rate of insecurity across the country.