Apostle Chibuzor Chinyere, General Overseer of Omega Power Ministry (OPM) says the ministry is set to build a free school in Karu Local Government Area of Nasarawa State.
The cleric disclosed this in Karu during the inauguration of a Box and Beam Culvert constructed by the church.
He said the donation was part of the church’s efforts to provide accommodation for children from less-privileged homes.
Chinyere, who was represented by the Abuja Regional Pastor of the church, Pastor Samuel Ogbuche, said the structure when completed, would accommodate no fewer than 400 pupils.
According to him, the church enquires about the needs of the less privileged and tries to resolve their problems.
“Sometimes, we discover they have single parents; we see them walking on the streets; this is the first project in the northern region.
“In the northern region, we are presently working on a school in Plateau State which is in Mangu local government and the number of pupils depends on how many within the community want to access the school.
“Here also in Karu, when the building is completed, the number will be based on the capacity of the school.
“The school will not only be in Karu but all other parts of Abuja.”
Chinyere said the project would commence as soon as the architectural work was completed.
Also, Mr Kenneth Nwachi, the Special Adviser to the General Overseer, said the school, when completed, would generate employment opportunities for residence of the community.
“We are not just going to own a free school, but teachers will be paid; a lot of people who are unemployed will get employment in this place,” Nwachi said.
In his remarks, Dr Luka Baba, the Esu of Karu commended the church for the gesture.
Baba who was represented by the District Head of Karu, Mr Danladi Cheshi, promised the full support of the local authority to bring the initiative to limelight.
“On behalf of Esu Karu, I want to assure you that you will have full support from the local authority; we are grateful because this is progress to the local government.
“We thank Chibuzor Chinyere for the cooperation and we are saying that nothing will happen to stop this project because this is a place for our children to progress.
“We pray that everything will go smoothly,” Cheshi said. (NAN)