Alleviating Poverty in Nigeria through the Improvement of the Labour Conditions in the Informal Economy
A Socio-ethical Enquiry
Professor Dr. Bernhard Emunds, Frankfurt am Main
My profound gratitude goes first and foremost to God almighty. “What I am now, I am through the grace of God.” (1 Cor. 15:10). My gratitude goes also to Aid to the Church in Need and to the Catholic Diocese of Fulda, Germany for partly financing this project. I would also like to specially thank my bishop, Most Rev. Dr. Michael Elue for giving me the permission to proceed on further studies and also for his immense support. Special thanks also to His Grace, Most Rev. Dr. Augustine Akubeze, the then chairman of the Further Studies Commission. Thanks also to someone who was like a father to me, the late Bishop Emmanuel Otteh. My sincere appreciation goes also to my moderator, Prof. Dr. Bernhard Emunds and to the second Moderator, Prof. Dr. Josef Schuster S.J. for their faithful guidance. Thanks also to the entire staff of the Nell-Breuning institute, especially Markus Demele and Wolf-Gero Reichert. I also express my in-depth gratitude to the numerous authors whose works I have consulted for this dissertation. I am indeed indebted to my brother-priests and colleagues from whom I was privileged to draw inspiration at various stages of my doctoral programme: Rev Fr. John Nwanze, Rev. Prof. Dr. Patrick Isichei, Right Rev. Msgr. Dr. Peter Uzor, Rev. Dr. Pius Benson, Rev. Dr. Clement Akinselonyi, Rev. Dr. Hubert Opara, Rev. Dr. Jude Okocha, Rev. Dr. Blaise Okpanachi, Rev. Dr. Ifeanyi Emejulu C.S.Sp, Rev. Frs. Augustine Aghogba, Vincent Jijingi, Augustin Nkwain, Joseph Abitiya, Norbert Uchuno,...
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