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CLERIC TASKS IMO COMMUNITY ON DEVELOPMENT

By Anayo Onukwugha

A Cleric, Reverend Samuel Ibemere has called on the people of Uru-Ogwa Community in Mbaitoli local government area of Imo State to engage in activities that will attract development to the community.

Reverend Ibemere, who is a Senior Pastor in the Rivers Nigeria Conference of the African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church made the call while speaking at the 2009 End-of- Year Special Prayer session, organized by the Port Harcourt Branch of Uru Improvement Union in Port Harcourt.

He reminded the people of the community of the need to establish small scale businesses, which will in return generate profits that would be used in the development of the community.

“You need to push yourselves forward from 2010 and make sure you achieved your targets for the development of Uru-Ogwa community. There is need for you, as a community to set up small scale businesses that will in turn generate money for the development of your community.

“God hates stagnation. Stagnant water always contains a lot of evil and dangerous things. So, a community that runs away from engaging in developmental efforts is like stagnant water. Such community contains evil men, whose stock in trade is bringing their own people down”, Reverend Ibemere said.

The cleric called on indigenes of Uru-Ogwa Community resident in Port Harcourt to rally round their leadership to enable it achieve set goals, pointing out that it takes a good follower-ship to make a good leadership.

Earlier in his opening remarks, the Chairman, Port Harcourt Branch of Uru Imrovement Union, Mr. Godspower Ofoegbu said the aim of the special prayer session was to thank God for His mercies throughout 2009 and for His continued guidance in years ahead.#

Development / Accra / Ghana / Africa / Modernghana.com