The Catholic Priest and Spiritual Director of Adoration Ministry, Enugu, Rev. Fr Ejike Mbaka, has announced the shutdown of the Adoration Ministry for a period of one month.
It may not be unconnected to the earlier directive given to him by the Catholic Bishop of Enugu Diocese, Bishop Calistus Onaga.
Recall that Mbaka made headlines last week after he asked President Muhammadu Buhari to resign and mocked Governor Hope Uzodinma of Imo State.
Also, his church members staged a protest against his alleged dissapearance following a row with the Presidency.
But in a statement on Tuesday, the ministry informed members of the church and Nigerians that Fr. Mbaka was proceeding on a one-month private prayer retreat.
The statement read in parts: “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.”