Catholic priest, Ejike Mbaka announced the closure of the Adoration Ministry in Enugu State for a month.
The closure followed the directive by the Catholic Bishop of Enugu Diocese, Calistus Onaga, to embark on a one-month retreat.
The ministry issued a notice to members that Fr. Mbaka was proceeding on the prayer exercise.
The statement reads: “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.”
Recall that the Bishop summoned Mbaka following the media spat between him and the Presidency last week. His time with the Bishop sparked rumour that he went missing leading to protest by the fiery priest’s followers during which they destroyed properties at the Bishop’s court.