Posted by News Express | 21 May 2020 | 914 times
By SUNNY OKIM
The Celestial Church of Christ Worldwide (CCC), has donated a total sum of Twenty-Five Million Naira (N25m) as its contribution towards the fight against the novel coronavirus pandemic.
The church made the donation to the Lagos and Ogun States government and the National Center for Disease Control (NCDC).
CCC in a statement signed by its chairman press, publicity and publications committee, SVMSE Kayode Ajala said Pastor and Head, His Eminence Reverend Emmanuel Mobiyina Oshoffa, made the donation on behalf of his church.
"While presenting the donation at the Ogun State governor's office, Oke-Mosan, Abeokuta, Ogun State, spokesman for the church's delegation Superior Evangelist Bola Akinterinwa lauded the efforts of the government at combating the deadly scourge especially as regards the provision of medical facilities and palliatives for the citizens of Ogun State in particular and Nigeria in general. He assured the government of the continued support of the pastor and the entire congregation of the Celestial Church of Christ Worldwide and seized the opportunity to inform the Governor of Ogun State of the church's plan to commence the construction of a world class university at the Celestial City, Imeko, Ogun State before the year runs out," the statement stated.
In her response, the deputy governor of Ogun State, Mrs Noimot Salako Oyedele who received the church delegation on behalf of the governor expressed appreciation for the donation and assured that the donation would be used to tackle the deadly virus.
She further assured that she would convey the prayers of the church concerning the proposed Celestial International University and the re-construction of the Abeokuta-Imeko Road to the governor.
According to the statement, prayers for the government and people of Ogun State were offered by the leader of the delegation, Most Superior Evangelist J.D. Nunayon.
Also in the church delegation were Superior Evangelist M.O. Shodunke, SVMSE Kayode Ajala and Evangelist Gbenga Daniel Adebayo.
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