FCTA charges religious bodies with community services – Voice of Nigeria

Faith-based organizations were encouraged not to slack off on corporate social responsibility (CSR) through special interventions, aimed at addressing issues affecting the livelihoods of people in and around their estates.

This point was raised by the Secretary of the FCT Administration Mandate for the Agriculture and Rural Development Secretariat (ARDS), Mallam Abubakar Ibrahim, last weekend during the commissioning and handover of a borehole in the village of Kado, built and donated by the Church of Christ, Kado. , Lifecamp, Abuja City Council (AMAC).

Ibrahim, who called the project commendable which exemplifies unconditional love for humanity, said the intervention deserves to be emulated by others in the society.

Represented by a director at the secretariat, Mrs. Anne Ijeoma, the boss of the ARDS, noted that the government cannot bear on itself all the burden of meeting the needs of the population, because there must be the intervention of the others.

He adds: “Your relationship (with the host community) is very important. And if you don’t have a good relationship with the people around you, there’s no amount of preaching you’re going to do that they’ll listen to you.

“Christianity is about love, if there is no love, I’m sure this project won’t be here today. The people of Kado showed love to the Church of Christ, and therefore let them know that the Church appreciates their love, by providing the water project.

While praising the Chief of Kado for being there for the people and the government of the FCT, the secretary, if it had not been so, the Church of Christ, would not be there to carry out its activities as well as to carry out the project.

“You allowed them to be here in Kado, and that’s why they want to repay you for your good deeds. It is a good example of evangelization.

Likewise, the Senior Special Assistant to the FCT Minister for Monitoring, Inspection and Enforcement, Comrade Ikharo Attah also commended the Kado Congregation of the Church of Christ for this noble initiative, which would have a positive impact on community members.

According to him: “We hope to see this project properly maintained. FCT Minister Mallam Muhammad Musa Bello is keen to make people understand the basics of life.

“And he was very grateful to the indigenous people of the FCT, who were never violent, but who allowed access to their lands for development, while also looking out for their own interests. We therefore thank you for your good heart and your warm welcome which have contributed to the growth of this city.

Also speaking, Kado Chief Esu Danlami Audu, who expressed his gratitude to the Church for providing the borehole, said it was the first water supply intervention by a Church for community members.

Audu, while his annoyance and dismay at the lack of basic amenities in the community, argued that “Our local administrations are supposed to carry out these projects (water supply and other amenities), but no one is done by them. But we are happy since the NGOs have recognized us, at least it is a great development for me and for all the inhabitants of Kado.

He however made an impassioned call for the provision of standard (convenience) toilets in the community, in the name of a clean environment.

He said: “Recent activities of the FCTA enforcement campaign indicate that the government abhors the dirty environment, hence the need to continue supporting the effort.

“My community is a place where Kado is a big peaceful village, we like people to be clean so keep cleaning up. What you are doing is for the benefit of us, the natives of Abuja. You don’t do it to flaunt your power (power). So we show you our appreciation.

Earlier in his opening remarks, Kado Church of Christ Bishop Peter Egure revealed that the project is part of how the church gives back to its host community.

According to him, “The intervention is coming because we know that this community lacks water. It’s just a token of our love and good neighborliness because of the peace we enjoy with the community.

In addition, there was an entertaining charity football match inside the Kado football ground near the fish market in the area, leading to the commissioning of the fully equipped borehole with a large tank, of electricity, a generator, a sentry box and six distribution points.

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