19 August 2012

Nigeria: Church of Jesus Christ 'Cleans the Nation'

Photo: Sarah Carr
A christian boy lifts a potrait of Jesus (File Photo)

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, yesterday, embarked on a clean-up and beautification programme in Nigeria courtesy of its "All Africa Service Project". The "Mormons Helping Hand" project is a yearly event embarked upon by the Church across Africa wherever the members reside.

A statement in Lagos said the Church carried out its cleaning, painting and beautification exercises across the country. In Rivers State, for instance, the church embarked on a service project in Port Harcourt, where members cleaned Oyigbo Junction, Port Harcourt-Aba Road and Ogu Park/Plaza Market, including evacuation of blocked drainage in the area.

Another centre where the campaign took place was at the Nigerian Television Authority, NTA compound where Church members embarked on cleaning, grass cutting and ground maintenance of the television compound in Owerri, the Imo State capital.

In Jos, the Plateau State capital, members trooped out in their dozens, to clean the city's main abattoir despite the sectarian violence that has threatened the peace of the city for sometime.

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