Sunday, 8 November 2015

Redeemed Church Building Demolished by Ogun Govt, Church Members Weep

The Ogun state government has demolished a church building belonging to the Redeemed Christian Church of God at an estate named after former president Olusegun Obasanjo.

The demolished building is located inside the estate, Obasanjo Hilltop, along the Presidential Boulevard, Abeokuta, the state capital.
The construction of the church, headed by a former lawmaker in Ogun State, Remmy Hazzan, started in 2013, and was being roofed when the government rolled out caterpillars on Friday to pull it down.
The church leadership was meant to commence use of the ground floor for church activities on November 8 prior to the building’s completion.
Governor Ibikunle Amosun’s Special Adviser on Media, Adejuwon Soyinka, said the demolition was carried out because the church building was not approved.
The governor insisted the building be pulled down, saying it violated the residential master plan of the estate.
On Friday, as the state government demolished the building, workers at the site and church members burst into tears, with some shouting “Jesus, Jesus, this is your house,” “Lord where is your face.”
An official of the church said Mr. Adeboye had asked everyone to stay quiet on the issue.
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