Occupation: Clergy, Nigeria
1) What was your first connection with Mission 21 or Basel Mission?
My first connection with Basel Mission was in 1986 when I joined Theological Education by Extension (TEE) as a student. Basel Mission and EYN were partnering on many church programmes and projects. Few years after later, I was called into the pastoral ministry. After completing my seminary studies, I was posted to TEE as a coordinator. Since then I have been working in partnership with Mission 21.
2) What have been your contributions to the empowerment of women?
When I was appointed the Coordinator of the Pastoral Development Programme at Ekklesiyar Yan‘uwa a Nigeria (EYN), the Church of the Brethren in Nigeria, I initiated the EYN Women Theologian workshop. Before that there was no forum where women that were called into the ministry meet and discuss issues that affect them. I approached Rev. Christine Guhne when she was working with TEE College and she sought for sponsorship with Mission 21 and was granted. Since that time till today, the group is flourishing.
3) Why do you think the empowerment of women is important in the Faith Based Organizations?
Women are created in the image of God just like their male counterpart. If male should be empowered to be effective in their field of endeavour, women also should be empowered because they are embedded with various potentials that will be significant and make the world a better place to live together.