By Nedum Noble
Special Correspondent, Abuja
The Anglican Diocese of Kubwa, under the auspices of the Kubwa Diocesan Development and Welfare Services (KDDWS), has empowered about 47 entrepreneurs in various small-scale businesses.
The support items, which were given in conjunction with the Christian Aids Nigeria, included grinding machine, digital cameras, sowing machines, milling and drilling machines, as well as cash rewards to the recipients, who were drawn from Abuja Municipal, Kuje and Bwari Area Councils of the FCT.
Speaking at the event, the Bishop of Kubwa Diocese, Rt. Rev. Duke Akamisoko, said the gesture was a clear demonstration of what the church stands for, which includes assisting the less privileged in the society irrespective of their religious affiliations.
Represented by Ven. Rex Eze, the Bishop pledged the church’s continuous commitment in alleviating the plight of the masses, insisting that the support has so far paid off in establishing most of them.
Chairman of the board, Chukwuemeka, said the donation is in recognition of the interest they had shown towards impacting positively on the lives of people in their neighbourhood.
He urged the recipients to reciprocate the generosity of the organisation by making judicious use of the facilities in improving their present situations and that of other members of the society.
One of the beneficiaries, Justina Adamu, could not hold back her joy in appreciation of what she received from the organisation, promising to put the equipment to use to guarantee better standard of living.
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