Local Council commends RCCG’s intervention on road
The Vice Chairman of Ojodu Local Council Development Area, Lagos, Rev. Dr. Bunmi Oluyadi has commended The Redeemed Christian Church of God, Living Spring, Ogba, Lagos for tarring Bayo Adeyemo Street in Ogba, which had been in deplorable condition for years.
At the commissioning of the road, which was witnessed by the Provincial Pastor, Yemi Lebi; Assistant Pastor in charge of Corporate Social Responsibility, Tope Abe; RCCG Living Spring, Pastor Femi Onasanwo and other members of the church, the Vice Chairman said he was happy to be around to witness the opening of the road and to see what they have done.
In his words: “I am here on behalf of council to witness the opening of the road with them. We are very happy for what they have done. We’ve known them with this kind of noble social responsibility they are doing and giving back to the community.”
They have been doing this for a long time and people also will benefit from it. Apart from the fact that they are doing it for the benefit of the masses, at least, it will enhance their church activities and the landlords in this area will benefit from this.”
Oluyadi who noted that it was the government’s responsibility to take care of the people, stressed that government cannot do everything.
He said: “We are supposed to give the people this, but the government cannot do everything. We have a lot of responsibilities to take care of. We have education, we have health, we have environment, we have a lot to do and that is why we want to partner with all these bodies to come around and assist us.”
According to Pastor Yemi Lebi (PICP LP12), who commissioned the road on the behalf of the general overseer of the church, worldwide, Pastor Enoch Adeboye, “It is indeed a great pleasure this afternoon to commission to this road. I have been on this road a few times and I’m grateful to God that this is the state of the road today. I really want to thank God for every one of you, those who have given money, those who have prayed, and have done one thing or the other. I want to thank God for the community as well for the councilors, the chairman, the officers and every one who has been here. I have come to do this on behalf of our father in the Lord, the GO of this church, Pastor Enoch Adeboye. For us in RCCG we believe in giving back to the society and this is one of the things we do.”
Also at the event, the Assistant Pastor in charge of Province for CSR, Pastor Tope Abe, spoke on the vision of Pastor Enoch Adeboye.
“It has always been the desire of our father in Lord, General Overseer, Pastor Enoch Adeboye to take better life to everyone as a way of propagating the gospel because Jesus when he was here physically fed the hungry; healed the sick; ensured that anybody that came to Him left better than they met Him. So that is what we are doing. We are trying to make sure that this community is better with us. That is why we are giving this whole thing to the community. It is part of the vision of the church and of our General Overseer, Pastor Enoch Adeboye.”
While calling on the residents to embrace the gospel, Pastor Abe said: “The reason why this has happened is because of the gospel and we want them to cooperate with the church because they were still more things we will like to do for this community. So the more we cooperate, the more we can achieve.”
For the pastor of the church, who was grateful to God for using them to make the road possible, said: “This road is about giving back to our community, many said we would have called the Local Government to do it, but we see it as another opportunity to assist the government in the little way we can.
“Upon our resumption last year as Pastors in charge of this Area, we saw a church with huge potential for growth but, the access road was a major hindrance to the realisation of the potential. Some invitees to our programmes could not honour our invitation while those that came would not look forward to coming back because of the state of the road.
“With the vision of doubling the number of our members, I came to a conclusion that something must be done on the road to fulfil the vision of our Daddy GO. I called the meeting of all my ministers and we all decided that the road has to be done.”
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