D.M Longgul, Jos
The Evangelical Church Wining all (ECWA) is a leading Christian church with its headquarters in Jos-Plateau State, Nigeria- West Africa. The Church owned a university, called Bingham University and carry-out a host of charity and evangelical reaching out in Africa and to other parts of the world.
As the church marks the women week celebration, and Five months into his instalment as the ECWA General Secretary, Rev Ayuba Asheshe , eulogizes the role women play in the church and community. He identified the roles of ECWA women as key in the development of rural women. This is coming as the General Secretary play host to journalist in a friendly visit and interactive session that discuss variety of issues touching on the church, national politics and his role as general Secretary for five months now and counting.
Rev Ayuba Asheshe stresses that women in ECWA needs to be celebrated for their commitment towards development of the church and rural women. Rev. Asheshe cites the exemplary roles of the women in Jos south and Jos east Area.
He said that:
…the activities of ECWA women Fellowship have been so great, without them ECWA will not work. The resilience of women cannot be quantified. In relations to empowering women in the rural areas, women fellowship has not been left behind for those of you who are familiar with Jos South and Jos East local government, the women fellowship had empowered a number of women in those local governments by purchasing a cassava processing machine… When I visited those areas, it was something else, because those women are now involved in the processing of cassava into Garri as the finished product. This contribution is only from ECWA Bukuru district church council (DCC) many other women in the 93 DCC are contributing their part. Each of these DCC are involved in one activity or the other towards the empowerment of women in the rural areas so, ECWA women fellowship has been doing great and will continue to do that.
On politics, Rev, Ashehe says the problem of insecurity now is that people who are not qualified mount the pulpit to preach hate hence, he calls on the clergy to “Tell it the way it should as pastors. He calls on pastors to speak sense to politicians in situation that calls for it… But should not use the pulpit to incite hate and join issues in political matters.
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