Emma Amaize and Akpokona Omafuaire
WARRI — THE Believers’ LoveWorld Inc. Delta State, is to commission four water projects to put smile on the faces of residents of Agbassa, Mechanic Village, Igbudu and Merogun in Warri, Delta State and rekindle their spirit of nation building on the occasion of the country’s 50th independence anniversary.
Pastor in-charge of Warri, Pastor Siji Dara, stated this when the church launched its “Reach out Nigeria,” a pet project of the church’s President, Reverend Chris Oyakhilome, adding: “we will be organising a football competition to groom youths and will provide computers to the Okere Prison in Warri to ensure that inmates are well rehabilitated, we engaged in rehabilitation of several schools and provision of furniture before now”
He said the programme with the theme, “50years, 50smiles, 50heroes…celebrating Hope in the Jubilee” was also to raise the hope of a better Nigeria in the people, adding, “We will be giving out several million copies of Rhapsodies of reality, we believe that there is reason for Nigerians to celebrate, Rev. Oyakhilome believes so much in the Nigerian projects, we might have had several bitter experiences about the country but there is hope, the future is bright”.
Pastor Dara said, “We will give out a thousand copies of Rhapsodies to Hotels and prison”, pointing that as part of the celebration, some items would be donated to Old Peoples Homes and Orphanages because the church believes so much in unity of the country and that no aspect of it will be left out”.
On his part, Governor of Delta State, Dr. Emmanuel Uduaghan, who represented by Chief Frank Omare, Commissioner for Housing said, “We acknowledge the various contributions of the Church to Nigeria and Delta State”, adding, if not for Christians and the sincere prayers, there wouldn’t have been peace in the state, what the Church has done cannot be quantified in monetary terms.”