ECWA President Tasks Companies on Respect for Constituted Authorities

By Danjuma Auta

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ECWA President, Rev. Dr. J.M Gado and the AGS, Rev. Dr. Eliazar Baba alongside the MD GOWANS Microfinance Bank. Mrs Hauwa Kassim in a group photograph after the award presentation

ECWA President, Rev. Dr. Jeremiah Gado, has charged companies and institutions of the church to always adhere strictly to conditions laid down by constituted authorities in the discharge of their duties as much as they do not contravene the scripture.

He gave the charge in an address while receiving the Revenue and Tax Compliance Award won by Gowans Micro-Finance Bank, ECWA Medical Headquarters and ECWA Secondary School, Miango, presented by the Plateau State Government.

According to him, the Church is the salt and light of the world and if any example is needed, the Church should lead the way and shine the light so that the world can see and glorify the Lord.

He said that the companies that won the awards have done ECWA proud which clearly show that ECWA is God fearing, upright, faithful and obedience to all constituted authorities and will do its best in obeying government laws, as much as they do not go against its beliefs.

Award PresentationAlso contributing, ECWA Assistant General Secretary, Rev. Dr. Eliazar Baba Daila, said that the church leadership recognized the efforts being made by all departments in ECWA and was pleased with them and disclosed that ECWA had also won several awards from the Federal Road Safety Commission in the areas of road safety and vehicle maintenance.

He however cautioned government agencies saddled with the responsibilities of handling and implementing government policies to treat the Church with respect as most of them do not adhere to the rules of engagement while on duty.

Earlier, leader of the delegation and Director, Gowans Micro Finance Bank, Mrs. Hauwa Tiga Kassim, explained that they were in the ECWA President’s office to thank the leadership for the support they have been enjoying which has led to their recognition through the awards by the Plateau State Government, adding that this wouldn’t have been possible without the backing of the ECWA executive.  Award 3

She stressed that, as professionals in their various fields of endeavors working in ECWA companies, they would continue to adhere strictly to the way of doing business as approved by the Church and advice appropriately where necessary.

Mrs. Kassim revealed that ECWA companies and institutions also excelled in the just concluded third edition of the Plateau State Stakeholders Round Table Engagement on Taxation-Smart Collect Award Programme held at the Government House, Jos.

She added that the occasion also featured an essay writing competition for both junior and senior secondary schools in which ECWA secondary school, Miango, emerged best in both categories.

The programme was witnessed by the directors of ECWA Gowans Micro-Finance Bank, Medical and Community Health, the Vice Principal, Academics, ECWA Secondary School, Miango, and other top management staff of the organizations.