It was a dream come true for residents of Furaka in Jos North Local Government Area when a wooden bridge was constructed by the Church of Christ in Nations to reduce the persistence suffering that had bedeviled the people of the area for over some years.
Elder Barrister Tunde Igundere, had in his speech while commissioning the project, said the church decided to embark on the project because it believed that service to the people should not only be through evangelism alone but rather it should be about laying solid foundations for sustainable growth and development of the people and society at large.
He stressed that the church was not only about the word of God but about good living and sustainable development.
“ I am happy to note that this has been the guiding principle in all our policy thrust and direction”.
“We have identified infrastructure development as one of the major priorities of the Church, alongside education and unity among many delivery as the critical components for the realization of our vision and we appreciated Furaka Community for their support and Cooperation when the project was ongoing”. He remarked.
Also speaking Evangelist James Ikwouloro called on the community to ensure that the project was protected against vandals, and admonished residents of the area to remain vigilant to protect the project against those that would vandalize the woods.
Earlier, the District Head of Furaka, Ada Isaac Isha commended the giant stride of the Church for embarking on the project, stressing that it would go a long way in reducing the hardship of the community.
He noted that, the community would take over the protection of the bridge against vandals stressing that Furaka as a community has a lot of challenges which he said includes roads, water and electricity and appealed to government, Non Governmental Organization and spirited individuals to came to their aid.
Speaking on behalf of the youths, Amos Azi applauded the Church for the project, stressing that service towards the betterment of humanity was a service to God and described the project as monumental.
-The Nigerian Standard