The much loved and very dapper founder of the Believers Love World Ministries aka Christ Embassy, Reverend Dr. Chris Oyakhilome, demonstrated uncommon love recently, which is one of the pillars of his ministry, in fact it was a couple of days ago, when he put his money where his mouth is by donating a multimillion Naira valued, 650 capacity auditorium to his Alma mater, the former Bendel State University (Bensu), Ekpoma, now known to all as Edo State University, Ekpoma, Edo State.
Several years back, the Reverend gentleman who bestrode the Ekpoma campus like a colossus, with his then growing christian fellowship BLW latter church ministry, the shape of which began in the school. He was then a student of the school of Architecture at the institution.
Now several years after leaving and becoming one of the biggest Pastors in the country; in terms of congregation-they have branches all over Nigeria and outside, in terms of influence- numbers translates to influence, in terms of reach-his television ministry is one of the best in the world reaching millions, and also in terms of resources (Forbes Magazine rates him as one of the 5 richest pastors or men of God from Nigeria and most likely by extension-Africa (he is said to be worth at least $50 million Dollars ), the handsome 50 year old man of God, known to have a cult like followership, has shown by example what being socially responsible is all about.
The keys to the modern hall was given to the hardworking, Comrade Governor of the State of Edo, in the person of the former Labour boss, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, who officially declared the hall opened. Being the Governor of the state where the school is located in and also the Visitor to the institution, the Governor declared opened the hall to the joy of all. Apart from the auditorium that was given, Pastor Chris like he is more popular called also donated a 100KVA Generator to the school.
According to Pastor Chris at the event ''This is to serve as a catalyst for others to join hands in developing the Country''. He went on further ''The problem is not the management of our natural resources, but managing the potential locked up in the minds of our teeming youths, whose education cannot be separated from the aspirations of the country''.
Not done with his donations, he also made a promise to provide for all the students resident on the school campus, a solar powered lantern. This are all well thought out gifts to the institution. Way to go Pastor Chris, we hope all and sundry would see this kind gesture and follow suit.
Reacting to the what the Reverend gentleman did & promised to still do, the acting Vice- Chancellor of the school, Prof. Cordelia Agbebaku said ''It was the 1st time an individual would be making such a contribution to the institution.