Zenith Bank DMD, Dame Adaora Umeoji donates world-class church building to Catholic Archdiocese of Abuja

Deputy CEO of Zenith BankDame (Dr) Adaora Umeoji, constructed and donated a world class building for the use of Immaculate Conception Parish in Dobi, Abuja.

The commissioning/dedication of the new parish building to the Catholic Archdiocese of Abuja took place recently.

Speaking during the commissioning, Dame Umeoji said: “I am here to hand over the keys to this new building for the continuous dissemination of the word of God.

“We pray that this can do more and encourage others to do more for the diocese and for men of God.” The Herald has learned that Umeoji was moved to construct and donate the new church building after the temporary edifice used for worship at the church was destroyed by a windstorm on May 17, 2018. The The church’s temporary building was destroyed by a windstorm.

She was reportedly approached to support a new building project for the parish. It was learned that she looked at the building plan and noticed that the proposed structure was not befitting God, requesting that a more sophisticated architectural design be devised.

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Lady Umeoji’s desire to help the parish build a new, more suitable church was an offering to God for the healing of her beloved mother, Chief (Lady) Ngozi Umeoji, we learned further.

However, her mother’s eventual rise to fame did not cause her to backtrack on her promise to help build a new structure for God’s people to worship. She said she felt God wanted her mother to live through the church now.

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“I dedicate this church to the blessed memory of my late mother, who encouraged me so much to achieve this,” Lady Umeoji added. The Catholic Archbishop of Abuja, His Grace Ignatius Kaigama accepted the donation on behalf of the church.

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