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Worship4Change to Raise N75m for Indigent Children with Special Needs, Holds Benefit Concert Oct. 4 in Lagos.

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Worship4Change, a leading not-for-profit organization in Nigeria will on October 3, 2022, hold ‘Green Worship 5.0’, a benefit concert organised to raise awareness and support for indigent children, orphans and children with special needs. The annual concert, which is in its 5th edition, will hold at Pistis Conference Centre (Elevation Church), Lekki, Lagos, starting at 3PM.

The Convener and Chief Responsibility Officer, Worship4Change, Pastor Wale Adenuga, announced this at a pre-concert media parley at The Gateway, Iganmu Lagos on Thursday.

According to Pastor Adenuga, this year’s Concert Benefit will have in attendance leading gospel acts from Nigeria and United States, including Nathaniel Bassey, Dunsin Oyekan, Panam Percy Paul, Bob Fitts, Moses Bliss, Victoria Orenze and 121 Selah.

Green Worship 1: The Founder of Puresouls Learning Foundation, Mrs. Dotun Akande; The Convener and Chief Responsibility Officer, Worship4Change, Pastor Wale Adenuga; and Founder, Cerebral Palsy Kids Learn Foundation, Tobiloba Ajayi, during the press conference to create awareness for this year’s ‘Green Worship 5.0’, a benefit concert in support for indigent children, orphans and children with special needs, organised by Worship4Change, in Lagos on Thursday

Other artistes billed for the five-hour long concerts are Gaise Baba, Sinmidele, Psalmos, Mairo Ese, Folake Umosen, Kng James, Chigozie Wisdom and Laolu Gbenjo..

Adenuga who called on interested individuals and corporate organisations to register to attend at https://worship4change.org/, said that one key additional feature to this year’s event is that “we are not just focusing on the event day for donations, we are earmarking the entire month to receive, solicit for and receive donations.”

He named the beneficiaries of this year’s benefit concert to include A.I.M. Special Children Centre, Kaduna, Puresouls Learning Foundation, RECDOT Foundation, The Leprosy Mission Nigeria, The Let Cerebral Palsy Kids Learn Foundation.

“in addition to taking donations at this year’s benefit concert, we are making the October a month of giving and our hope is that this campaign will enable us to raise robust support for the children we seek to help,” Adenuga said.

Green Worship 2: The Founder of Puresouls Learning Foundation, Mrs. Dotun Akande; The Convener and Chief Responsibility Officer, Worship4Change, Pastor Wale Adenuga; and Founder, Cerebral Palsy Kids Learn Foundation, Tobiloba Ajayi, during the press conference to create awareness for this year’s ‘Green Worship 5.0’, a benefit concert in support for indigent children, orphans and children with special needs, organised by Worship4Change, in Lagos on Thursday

He called on corporate organisations, individuals and kind-spirited Nigerians to support the cause by attending the free concerts and donate generously towards meeting the objectives, adding that “We plan to surpass what we raised last year by raising N75 million. This amount will go a long way in meeting the needs of the five selected beneficiaries for the Green Worship 5,” Adenuga noted.

The Founders of two of the beneficiaries who were in attendance at the Press Conference praised the efforts of Worship for Change, noting that its intervention remains the biggest of such support they have received over the years.

The Founder of Puresouls Learning Foundation, Mrs. Dotun Akande, whose foundation engages and supports indigent children living with autism, took time to appreciate the efforts of Worship4Change, and called for media support through enlightenment and highlighting the challenges faced by children with special needs.

Green Worship 3: The Founder of Puresouls Learning Foundation, Mrs. Dotun Akande; The Convener and Chief Responsibility Officer, Worship4Change, Pastor Wale Adenuga; and Founder, Cerebral Palsy Kids Learn Foundation, Tobiloba Ajayi, during the press conference to create awareness for this year’s ‘Green Worship 5.0’, a benefit concert in support for indigent children, orphans and children with special needs, organised by Worship4Change, in Lagos on Thursday

Also, the founder, Let Cerebral Palsy Kids Learn Foundation, Tobiloba Ajayi, who herself lives with Cerebral Palsy (CP) shared how her foundation has engaged with over 500 families with children that have CP.

“We have been able to get over a hundred children living with CP mainstreamed in to schools and we have also trained teachers and had their capacity to engage with these special children enhanced. We are convinced that with the support of Worship4Change, we will reach more homes, touch more lives and bring smiles to the faces of hundreds of indigent children living with CP,” Ajayi said.

With respect to this year’s event, Mr. Adenuga said, “in addition to taking donations at this year’s benefit concert, we are making the October a month of giving and our hope is that this campaign will enable us to raise a more robust support for the children we seek to help.”

Over the years, Worship4Change has raised and disbursed over N75 million to 34 charity institutions, thereby directly impacting thousands of underprivileged children across Nigeria.

In 2021, Leprosy Mission, Farid Centre, Godswill Orphanage and Irede Foundation were beneficiaries of Green Worship concert, receiving N1.8 million each.

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Wale Adenuga
Chief Responsibility officer, Worship4Change
Tel: 0802 317 6420
Email: connect@worship4change.com

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Safe driving: FRSC commissions Dangote truck driving school

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…Dangote also trains block makers in Kano, Katsina to prevent building collapse

Leading Cement manufacturer, Dangote Cement Plc, on Wednesday launched the Dangote Articulated Truck Driving School in a move aimed at inculcating safe driving culture in its drivers so as to stem the tide of road crashes.

The opening of the school in partnership with the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), the Company management reasoned, would also make the drivers become better road users.

The Academy, which was officially commissioned by Corps Marshal of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Dr. Boboye Olayemi Oyeyemi, was characterized as historic and unique. 

The new Academy for truck drivers, according to the Corps Marshal, is a significant step forward that will benefit not only the Dangote Group but Nigeria as a whole. 

The country’s top road safety official hailed Alhaji Aliko Dangote, President and Chief Executive of the Dangote Group, for taking “a big step” towards reducing truck accidents. 

He said: “This is what we’ve been waiting for. You made it. I have observed that Dangote has done a lot to address truck crashes and I must commend them for this.”  

He extolled the conglomerate for leading other companies on this path, saying the new school will play a key part in the country’s efforts to make roads safer. 

He said he had suggested such a school long ago, adding that he is happy that the school has come to fruition.  

In his remarks, the National Director, Logistics of the Dangote Cement (Transport section) Mr. Juan Carlos Rincon, said the new school is an expression of the determination of the company to bring to halt the incidences of auto crash in the country.  

Speaking also Executive Secretary National Board for Technical Education (NBTE) Professor Idris Bugaje who was represented by Engr S.M. Yusuf, said the NBTE will partner with the Dangote Cement Plc for a successful accreditation and takeoff of the new school.  

In his remarks, the Bajana of Obajana HRH Oba Idowu Isenibi said he was optimistic that the school will help address auto crashes in the country, even as he described the President of the Dangote Group Aliko Dangote as a “rescuer and God sent to their communities that should be emulated by other investors in the country.  

Speaking in the same vein, the Olu of Akpata Oba Frederick Balogun urged other investors to emulate the company.  

Both the Dangote Cement Transport and the FRSC signed a Memorandum of Understand (MoU) on how to cooperate to ensure that the school is a success.  

In the same vein, Dangote Cement organized thorough block molding training for block makers in both Kano and Katstina states respectively. This, according to the company is to ensure that the blocks moulded for building constructions are strong, reliable, and durable, noting that some block makers do not really know how to make strong and reliable blocks.

The Coordinator of the programme, Mr. Johnson Olaniyi, said the workshop would give the block molders and allied product manufacturers the opportunity to once again build capacity and adhere to global best practices.   

Mr. Olaniyi said the Dangote Cement Plc is desirous of reversing the trend of collapse building through the capacity building of block manufacturers.     

Meanwhile, government representatives, quality regulators, cement dealers, block makers, and end-users have come to an accord that Africa’s cement giant produces the best quality of cement on the continent. 

The stakeholders who attended the meeting also said the ongoing nationwide workshop and sensitization of block manufacturers will help check the menace of collapsed buildings in the country.   

Speaking at the workshop in Kano, representatives of the Kano State Government Alhaji Muhammad Garba Kwall said that Dangote Cement Plc is not only the biggest company but produces the best quality in Africa.  

He described the company as socially responsible and that’s why it is giving back to society through the sensitization workshop and creating various platforms for educating end users to mitigate the incessant incidences of collapse building in the country.   

Speaking, Regional Director, Kano Directorate, Standard Organization of Nigeria(SON), Mr. Albert Wilberforce urged block molders to patronize the quality cement produced by the Dangote Cement Plc, adding that the SON was partnering with the company and ensuring that only quality cement are produced by the company.   

 In the same vein, The Kano State Coordinator (II) of SON Engr Hauwa M. Husseini urged the block moulders to comply with standard practice in order to prevent the menace of collapse buildings in the country.   

Speaking also, Regional Sales Director for Northwest  Aliyu Dan Aliyu urged participants to be ambassadors by telling their customers about the quality of the cement.  

He said: A customer who wants to build a house, doesn’t know the quality or type of cement to use. It is the responsibility of the builder to advise him on the desired cement to use for quality building.

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Zulum Dismissed State’s Executive Council, Here’s Why

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Zulum Dismissed State's Executive Council, Here's Why

The Governor of Borno State, Prof. Babagana Zulum, has dissolved the state’s executive council, to allow for legal participation in the forthcoming primaries.

This was disclosed in a press release via a tweet of the Governor’s official handle, on the 5th of May, which is to take place immediately.

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The statement read;

“Zulum dissolves Borno State Executive Council.

“Borno State Governor, Professor Babagana Umara Zulum has approved the dissolution of the Borno state executive council.

The dissolution, which is with immediate effect, was contained in a statement signed by the
permanent secretary, administration, and general services, Danjuma Ali on behalf of Secretary to the State Government and made available to journalists by the Governor’s spokespersons from the press unit of the Government House in Maiduguri.

“The members were directed to hand over affairs to permanent secretaries in their ministries.

“The statement explained that the dissolution is to create enabling environment for interested
members of the EXCO to legally participate in forthcoming primaries and congresses of the All
Progressive Congress, APC.

“Zulum, according to the statement, expressed deepest appreciation to members of the executive council for unquantifiable contributions while they held offices and wishes them the best of luck in future endeavors.”

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Jaiz Bank Posts N4.37bn Profit In 2021

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Jaiz Bank Grows Half Year Profit By Over 71%

Jaiz Bank Plc, the Premier Non-Interest Bank in Nigeria has released its audited financial results for the period ended 31 December 2021. The results as released to the Nigerian Exchange Group, showed a 43% growth in Profit Before Tax from N3.07billion in December 2020 to N4.37 billion in December 2021. This is on the backdrop of an increase of 31.76% in Gross Income from N19.61 billion realized in 2020 to N25.84 billion in 2021.

Similarly, the Bank’s Total Asset grew by 19.55% from N233.60 billion to N279.28 billion while Shareholders’ Funds for the period grew by 36.20%, from N17.85 billion to N24.31 billion.

Earnings per share for the period increased by 40.10% from 9.85 kobo in 2020 to 13.80 kobo in 2021.

In the last couple of years, Jaiz Bank has consistently delivered remarkable results, which clearly reaffirms its continuous growth trajectory as one of the most profitable banks in Nigeria.

Speaking on the results, the Managing Director/CEO, Mr. Hassan Usman attributed the achievements to the Bank’s expansion progamme, prudence and to a strong commitment to excellence service delivery to our growing customer base.

Mr. Usman congratulates the Board, Management and staff on these achievements, acknowledging the staff for their hard work, customers, for loyalty and patronage and continued support from shareholders.

He said the Bank’s growth strategy focuses on the real sector of the economy, especially agriculture, Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) and financial inclusion. He said the Bank continues the digitalization of its services and interactions to exceed customer expectations and foster operational efficiency.

Mr. Usman said: “We shall continue to develop new customers, new markets and new products for both our physical and virtual channels. We remain committed to continuously up-scale our governance mechanism to meet best practice and regulatory requirements.”

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