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CAN Badagry: How visiting foreign missionaries shamed us because of Badagry Expressway

The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has decried the slow pace of work on the Agbara–Seme section of the Lagos–Badagry expressway, describing the condition of the road as “pathetic”.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the 46 km Agbara – Seme border expressway was awarded to CGC Construction Ltd.

NAN reports that the contractor had so far constructed about five km of drainage from Age Mowo to Mowo since it moved to site in November last year.

CAN Coordinator in Badagry, Sunday Hunyinbo, told NAN on Tuesday that some foreign missionaries visiting Badagry for the first time had tales of sorrow to tell on the state of the road.

“Recently, we had some visitors from Texas, U.S.A., who came to Badagry to conduct Leadership Programmes for Ministers of God here.

“When they came, if you hear the tales of sorrow from their mouth on what they experienced before reaching Badagry, you will pity them.

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“They were shouting, your roads are bad. It was a show of shame to us,” he said.

Mr Hunyinbo urged the government to show some understanding with the motorists and commuters by completing the project on schedule.

“The deplorable state of the road is affecting everybody including students.

“I heard of a student who failed his WAEC because he got to the examination hall one hour late.

“The student left home 4.00 a.m. but spent six hours on the road, he got to examination hall one hour behind schedule.

“This is our tragedy in Badagry. Can we blame God because He created us in this place?

“People are sick and tired because of what they passed through on the road daily,” he said.

Mr Hunyinbo said the palliatives put in place by the contractor handling the project had been swept away by flood.

“All those potholes are back again. People’s cars are getting damaged; tyres are falling off the road, and engines getting spoilt.

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“Now, we are back to square one. Residents are really suffering here in Badagry,” he said.

Mr Hunyinbo noted that the slow pace of the project was an indication that there was no political will on the part of government to complete the work on time.

“I believe that if the government is sincere in doing anything, nobody can stop it; the moment government embarks on it, everybody will know that it is doing it,” the CAN official said.

He appealed to the government to release adequate fund to ensure speedy completion of the project.

“I believe this project should not take more than six months to complete; one thing is to award contract, another thing is to release fund for the execution of the project.

“We see the contractor handling this project at their site yard daily, though they agree that the contract was awarded, but how do they work without fund? This is a serious issue,” the CAN coordinator said.

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– NAN

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How to Pay Tithe Using USSD Code at Living Faith Church (Winners Chapel)

The Living Faith Church aka Winners Chapel has created USSD Code for which members can pay their offerings and tithes.

The USSD platform gives you option to pay offering, Tithes, thanksgiving, Shiloh offering Transportation seed among others.

To pay, you are to dial *389*30*1#.

What an idea!

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Corona Virus: US Seeks Medical Professionals for Visa Appointment

The United States has asked medical professionals around the world who want to work in America to reach out for visa appointment.

On Thursday, the United States overtook China as the country with the highest number of novel coronavirus patients anywhere in the world.

 

To further tame the spread of the virus and treatment of those infected, the US is calling out to medical professionals to apply to work in the North American country.

“We encourage medical professionals seeking to work in the United States on a work or exchange visitor, particularly those working to treat or mitigate the effects of COVID-19, to reach out to the nearest embassy or consulate to request a visa appointment,” the statement read.

The US is also extending visas for medical professionals in the country.

“For those foreign medical professionals already in the United States: J-1 Alien Physicians (medical residents) may consult with their program sponsor, ECFMG, to extend their programs in the United States.

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“Generally, a J-1 program for a foreign medical resident can be extended one year at a time for up to seven years.

Note that the expiration date on a U.S. visa does not determine how long one can be in the United States.”

– The Cable

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