Cleric calls for entrepreneurial schools to boost economy

Ogbonnaya Ikokwu

An American clergy woman, Bishop Ebony Kirkland, has urged local churches in Nigeria to help reduce unemployment in the country by establishing entrepreneurial schools in local communities.

Kirkland, in an interview with SUNDAY PUNCH in Umuahia, Abia State, said that owing to the high rate of unemployment in most African countries, there was a need for churches and individuals to partner government agencies to ensure rural dwellers benefit from such venture, as it would help reduce poverty and boost the local economy.

Kirkland, who is the President, Worldwide Association of Small Churches, also noted that the WASC, aside from its entrepreneurial mission in Nigeria, was also designed to equip, unite, educate and promote accountability in churches in the country.

The United States-born clergy further said her mission intended to combine  global and local knowledge to revamp the economy of Nigeria through entrepreneurial projects.

She, therefore, appealed to local government authorities to key into such projects in order to improve the lot of rural dwellers, especially women and youths.

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