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JDPC completes 18 water projects, empowers 400 women in Kogi

The Justice Development and Peace Commission (JDPC) of Catholic Diocese of Lokoja has completed 18 water projects and empowered over 400 women in Kogi.
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Mr Francis Alimigbe, JDPC Provincial Secretary disclosed this at the end-of-year dinner organised by the commission on Tuesday night in Lokoja.

Enumerating some of commission’s charity programmes the Provincial Secretary said that from 1992 to date completed 18 water projects and seven toilets in public schools had been completed across the state.

He said that the commission also facilitated the establishment of peace clubs in five schools, rehabilitated three blocks of classrooms in Kabba and established Women Development Centre at Okene, among others.

Alimigbe further stated that the Commission was instrumental to the resolution of crisis arising from land dispute between Obajana people and Ebira community over ownership of a stretch of land at Obajana.

The commission also intervened in the trade dispute between the Nigerian Union of Teachers (NUT) and the Kogi State Government in 2010.

The secretary hinted that every Catholic Diocese had education, communication, health and JDPC as its cardinal sectors, adding that the Commission would not hesitate to make good use of any opportunity towards hitch-free conduct of 2015 elections.

Also speaking, Mr Simon Enejor, the Diocesan JDPC Secretary, revealed that the Commission under its women empowerment programme, had given over 400 women loans for various businesses.

Peasant farmers, he added, had also benefited from the programme. (NAN)