Church and Community Mobilisation (CCM) Experiences in Nigeria

By Danladi Musa, Tearfund Country Representative for Nigeria

The focus of the implementation plan of Tearfund in Nigeria is the local church. Tearfund in Nigeria is making a strategic adjustment to its work with partners, both denominations and Christian Development Organisations. It is placing the local congregation of believers at the heart of its development strategy. This is because failure to do this to date has resulted in the church not being the salt and light to the communities in which they live. They have been on the periphery and not at the heart of the challenge to poverty.