Ekklesiyar Yan’uwa a Nigeria dedicates two factories

By Zakariya Musa

Ekklesiyar Yan’uwa a Nigeria (EYN, the Church of the Brethren in Nigeria) has dedicated water and bread factories on March 3. The factories are based in Mubi North Local Government Area, Adamawa State. The factories called Crago Bread and Stover Kulp Water are named after two of the Brethren missionaries from the USA who worked in Nigeria.

Stover Kulp Water is named after one of the first pioneer missionaries who founded the Church of the Brethren Mission in 1923, which is today called Ekklesiyar Yan’uwa a Nigeria (EYN, aka, Church of the Brethren in Nigeria.

Tom Crago and his wife, Janet, initiated the creation of the EYN Pension Office in 2006. The bread factory managed by EYN Pension is based at the former Pension Office in the city of Mubi. [Janet Crago passed away on Feb. 3 this year; find her remembrance at www.brethren.org/news/2022/brethren-bits-for-feb-11-2022.]

All EYN district secretaries and chairmen were in attendance to witness the long-awaited actualization of these particular business formations.

EYN president Joel S. Billi (right) and vice president Anthony A. Ndamsai (left) assess the bread production. Photo by Zakariya Musa

— Zakariya Musa is head of Media for Ekklesiyar Yan’uwa a Nigeria.

EYN officials at the dedication ceremony for the new bread factory, with vans to deliver the Crago Bread in the background. Photo by Zakariya Musa
The EYN Pension official and factory staff at Crago Bread. Photo by Zakariya Musa
EYN president Joel S. Billi (second from left) cuts the ribbon to dedicate the new water factory. Photo by Zakariya Musa
EYN president Joel S. Billi and other top church leaders visit the new water factory. Photo by Zakariya Musa