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Church Brief Media Others on Community Service Projects, Newsroom

In a press briefing in Lagos, a cross section of Nigerian journalists were told that this year's All Africa Mormon Helping Hands service projects target 24 locations in many cities in 22 states within Nigeria. It will also hold in other cities, in more than 35 countries where the Church has congregations in Africa.

The theme of the August 15, 2015, community service is “Hand in Hand Serving the Community. To achieve this, the Church partners with Lagos Waste Management Authority (LAWMA), Oniwaya Community Development Association, Lagos State Transport Management Authority and The Nigeria Police, recipient hospitals, market associations and traditional rulers, to mention a few.

Service projects beneficial to the community have been carefully selected for execution. It includes, but not limited to servicing blocked drainages, rehabilitating roads, planting trees, beautifying or renovating public buildings, cutting overgrown grasses in markets and public places. It also includes washing, painting and cleaning. It will involve more than 20,000 members of the Church and their partners.

During the course of the media brief, the Church also introduced the Nigeria Mormon Newsroom - to the media. The newsroom serves as an official resource for the media and the public. It will provide information and news about Church activities with and for the public in Nigeria and all over the world.

A cross section of media personnel present include, Christiana Akano, Bond FM; Gregory Ekpezu, Voice of Nigeria; Innocent Onoh, Federal Radio Corp of Nigeria (FRCN); Terh Agbedeh, TheNiche; Nneka Nwaneri, The Nation; Dele Agadumo and Kemi Agadumo both of Radio Lagos/Eko FM. 
Others are, Nneka Egbo, GHEMEDIA; Oguntade Folashade, Mirror Newspaper; Tony Okuyemi, New Telegraph; Yinka Olatunbosun, Thisday; Gilbert Ekezie, The Sun; Debo Akinwunmi, OGTV; Yemi Adebisi, The News/PM News.

Others present from a few of the partnering organizations for the service projects are, Mr. Ola Oresanya, the immediate past CEO of Lagos Waste Management Authority (LAWMA); Baruwa-Etti O.S, AGM, Waste Management Services, LAWMA; Alao O. J, LAWMA; and the State Traffic Officer Lagos - Chief Superintendent of Police (CSP), Mrs. Margaret Ekpe.

For more information about the event visit or read:
2.    The Daily Sun Newspaper, August 14, 2015; Page 11

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