The Redeemed Christian Church of God, RCCG, General
Overseer, Pastor Enoch Adeboye, Daddy GO, on Sunday revealed how the
church bought its massive campground located along Lagos-Ibadan
Expressway for N6,000.
He disclosed that he was almost forced
into debt while trying to purchase three hectares of land around Iju for
N54,000 but resisted the temptation to run into debt while trying to
procure the ministry’s redemption camp.
Adeboye narrated, “When
this place became too small I asked my elders to look for a bigger
space. Then, I just graduated from the university with less than two
years. So, they eventually saw a land around Iju for N54,000.
enough, I was not even having even N54. My elders were angry with me
because I refused to borrow. In fact, if our church was the kind of
churches where they vote, I’d have been impeached because I told them I
was not going to borrow.
“Few days later, a member was going to
Ibadan from Lagos and he saw the land and called that the people were
ready to accept N6, 000. I told him not to even negotiate and we quickly
paid for it. That is our redemption camp today,” he said.
made this known on Sunday at a special Independence Day service at the
church international headquarters in Ebute Meta, Lagos, where he
delivered a sermon with the title: ‘Freedom for all’.
advised Nigerians against beating the drums of war, pointing out that
the effects of war are detrimental. The cleric narrated the ordeal of an
Igbo girl, whose resuscitation during the Civil War, took more than
“During the civil, I was working in Ondo state,
and so we were very close to Ore. And of course those of you who are old
enough to remember, the toughest battle of the civil war was fought in
Ore, and for months after the war was over, there were still skeletons
scattered all over in the bush.
“After the war, we took in an
Igbo girl; she was supposed to come and be a house help; but we spent
three months nursing her back to health, because she was so weak, she
couldn’t even carry a bottle of coke.
“After we nursed her back
to health, physically, we had to nurse her back to mental health. We had
to keep on reminding her that the war is over, but she would wake up at
night shaking asking “where am I?” “Which side is the army coming
“We had to spend time to tell her stop chasing lizards,
because towards the end of the war, they were, according to her, no
lizards left in the east, because they were used for food.
“Please, don’t talk about war. I don’t want war. I don’t want war in Nigeria,” the RCCG Overseer said.