*Says Insurgents Won’t Last Beyond 2015
The Redeemed Christian Church of God has predicted that the violent Boko Haram sect will not last beyond 2015.
The Head of Media and Public Relations, Pastor Segun Adegbiji, said the ministry was committed to safety of its members and was increasing security measures around its branches across the country and beyond.
Adegbiji spoke on Wednesday at Redemption Camp in Ogun State during a briefing on the church’s 63rd annual convention. The convention, with the team, ‘The All Sufficient God’, will hold from August 3 to 9, 2015.
Speaking on the recent killings of six members of the church by a suicide bomber in Potiskum, Yobe State, Adegbiji said the insurgents had gone beyond their boundary.
He said, “We are passionate about the safety of our members and indeed the safety of citizens of this country. We prayed against Ebola, that it should get out of this country and whether you believe it or not, God answered our prayers and it left. Boko Haram is a monster and it will be defeated this year.
A member of the church’s traffic committee, Pastor Deji West, said the church’s new auditorium in Shimawa, Ogun State was the biggest in the world.
He said the 3 kilometres by 3 km arena would take no fewer than 12 million congregants at a time.
He said, “The current structure we have is the biggest auditorium in the world because it will take about 12 million people at a time. In terms of naira and kobo of what it costs, I don’t have the figure right now.”
Responding to the issue of the perennial problem of traffic on the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway whenever the church had programmes, the head of the church’s international office, Mrs. Margret Boluwakole, said the church was not to blame.
She said, “Whenever there is traffic on the road, people always blame us. We wish to state that it is the poor state of the road that is causing traffic jam. We don’t hold congress on the road.
“Almost every Friday, there is traffic on that road. There are several portholes on Ojodu Berger and Ibafo ends of the road.
“In fact, we sometimes repair the road at the expense of the church and we don’t collect money from anybody. People should stop blaming the church”.