(BY VEN. FOLUSO TAIWO)The Primate of all Nigeria Anglican Communion, the Most Rev. Nicholas D. Okoh has again reiterated the power and awesomeness of God in time and timing, when he said that there is no lateness in God’s economy.In his message at the formal foundation laying ceremony of the water and fruit juice factory project of women organizations of the Diocese of Abuja Anglican Communion, which took place at the permanent site of the project in the outskirt of Kuje district of Abuja, the Primate said all glory, praise and honour be to God Almighty for the realization of the project after about four years. According to Archbishop Okoh, the foundation laying ceremony is a landmark achievement and it calls for celebration.
He prayed that the project will metamorphose into a conglomerate that will bring joy and happiness to the women and the entire diocese. He called on all and sundry to sow seed of prosperity and of blessings unimaginable to the project.
Looking at the extent of the land, the Primate opined that there are many things that the place can accommodate in future. He congratulated the women and prayed for God’s abiding grace and protection for all especially those that will be working on the site. He prayed against accidents and all ugly incidents.
It will be recalled that the Primate challenged the women to embark on a diocesan project during the women’s conference in 2011. In 2012, the Primate specifically constituted a 10-man committee for the Diocesan women water project chaired by Mrs. Ruth Atayero of All Saints’ Church, Wuse, with specific terms of reference.
The committee swung into action and purchased the land at Kuje and registered the water project with the name COMPASS ROSE. Work started immediately, but was stopped midway by the Development Control because of non-approval of the project plan.
The good news of the approval from the FCTA came this year for work to resume on site. Hence, the formal foundation laying ceremony, which was done with pomp and pageantry. Women from all 8 Archdeaconries of the Diocese of Abuja trooped out in their large numbers.
Highlight of the foundation laying ceremony were singing and dancing by women, the Clergy and their wives. The immediate focus and attention is the production of bottled water. When completed the factory will produce water, fruit juice and the land will also accommodate skill acquisition centre.