Federal Lawmaker, Hon Adekoya Empowers Women Groups, Rebuilds Mosques, Churches
A federal Lawmaker has embarked on massive support for religious organisations to enhance the spiritual wellbeing of his constituents. Hon. Adekoya Adesegun Abdel-Majid represents Ijebu-North/Ijebu-East/Ogun Waterside Federal Constituency in the House of Representatives.
In his quest to make the second oldest church in Ijebu land, Ako Methodist Church to be an ultra modern cathedral, he recently pulled down the structure and mobilised a construction firm to commence work immediately. The church was first built in 1984 and the new structure is near completion now.
Hon. Adekoya has also commenced the rebuilding of an abandoned mosque in Oni Ward 2 of Ogun Waterside Local Government Area.
The information regarding the abandoned mosque was brought to his attention by one of his constituents in the said ward via a text message sent to his phone and he immediately swung into action by supplying bags of cement, loads of sharp sand, roofing materials and enough cash to complete the mosque.
In the same vein, he has made provisions for construction work to commence on a Mosque in Mamu, Ward 11 in Ijebu North Local Government Area earlier this week.
In his words, “These are just too important for me to do because I have chosen to be a vehicle for supporting spiritual development in my lifetime. As the Bible says “For we are labourers together with God: ye are God’s husbandry, ye are God’s building.” I have resolved to always heed religion calls any day without hesitation especially when it has to do with building and revamping of religious structures. Those who know me very well will attest to the fact that over the years, I have always supported religious bodies in whatever capacity I can. I have successfully built a mosque and more are still at different stages of construction. I am committed to doing this as long as I live”.
Members of the community expressed their appreciation through Alhaji Ogunade who spoke on behalf of the elders of the mosque; he showered prayers on the Federal Lawmaker and assured him of their physical and spiritual support always.
Similarly, the same gesture was extended to women groups in Ijebu-Igbo today as he empowers over 50 women with cash donation of N25,000 each to support their businesses.
The empowerment programme was done at the country home of Engr. Bayo Dayo, Ogun State PDP Chairman in Ijebu-Igbo.
These women left with smiles on their faces and expressed appreciations for the generosity of the Honourable member.
He said that continuous empowerment of women and positive engagement of the teeming youth is focal points in his plans for his people.