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General News of Friday, 28 October 2022


Benue: Bola Tinubu donates N20million to Catholic Church

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The presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Ahmed Tinubu has donated N20 million to a Catholic church in Benue state.

The donation was presented by the APC governorship candidate of the state, Rev. Hyacinth Alia at the centenary anniversary of the Catholic Diocese of Otukpo.

A statement by Isaac Uzaan, media aide to Alia, on Thursday, October 27 noted that at the Cathedral Church of St. Francis Otukpo, Tinubu rejoiced with the priests, religious, laity, and the entire members of the diocese on the joyous occasion, reports.

The statement noted that the church had for 100 years remained committed to spreading the good news of salvation in Nigeria, particularly to the people of Benue South.

The APC presidential candidate expressed optimism that with prayers and positive actions, the country would overcome its challenges.

Similarly, the minister of special duties and intergovernmental affairs, Senator George Akume donated N10 million to the church.

Akume who is the APC leader in Benue and a former governor of the state, was represented by the APC chairman, Mr Austin Agada.

He urged the people of Benue to be steadfast in prayers for the state and Nigeria to overcome current challenges. Speaking at the event, Alia expressed concern over the level of poverty the people of Benue have been exposed to.

He said that the state government should fulfil its salary obligations to civil servants and address challenges of insecurity, poor infrastructure and unemployment.

Alia pledged to change the situation if elected governor in 2023, and called on the entire people of Benue South to support him to succeed. Most Rev.

Michael Apochi, the Bishop of Otukpo Diocese, thanked all those who donated, and prayed for Nigeria to be better and stronger. Apochi said the Otukpo diocese had come this far only through prayers by clergies and laity.