On Sunday, the Akwa Ibom government laid the foundation for its proposed 8,500 capacity International Worship Centre in Uyo, the state capital.
The ceremony was conducted by the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, Pastor Enoch Adeboye.
A few days ago, the state governor, Udom Emmanuel said that only a a “negligible percentage” of the resources for the worship centre would come from the state’s purse.
“We have found favour in the eyes of the Lord, and it’s instructive to note that religious bodies, non-profit organizations and even individuals from all over the world heeded our call for support to actualize this dream.
“Today we stand tall to say that we have secured the bulk of funds needed for the construction of the 8,500 capacity international worship centre which is located in Uyo. Government’s contribution is a very negligible percentage,” he said.
The governor said Akwa Ibom is a Christian State and the worship center is essential for the state because other states not as endowed as Akwa Ibom have standard worship centres to sing praises and magnify the Lord for His goodness and mercies.
Also present at the foundation laying ceremony was the senate minority leader and former governor of Akwa Ibom, Godswill Akpabio, who has been involved in a battle with his successor. The conflict between the two men is now being addressed by the leadership of the party in the state.
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