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Obasanjo says he built church in library to fulfill promise to God

Obasanjo says he built church in library to fulfill his promise to God

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has explained why he built a church and mosque at the Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library (OOPL), Abeokuta, Ogun State.

The former President said he built the church and mosque in the library to fulfill his promise to God.

A statement issued on Monday by his media aide, Kehinde Akinyemi, said Obasanjo disclosed this during the music fiesta held as part of activities marking the 10th anniversary of the Chapel of Christ the Glorious King at the OOPL.
The ex-President, who spoke on the theme, “Celebration of God’s faithfulness,” expressed satisfaction with the growth of the church.

He said: “It is part of my promise to God to have a worship centre to propagate the gospel of Christ. The positive growing development 10 years after the creation of this church is tremendous and awesome.

“At the beginning, some people were against it, but by now, they must have been disappointed.

“The same thing applies to the mosque for our Muslim brothers and sisters. I understand people from far and near do come to worship there too. This is gratifying to note.”

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In his sermon at the event, the Ogun State chairman of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Bishop Tunde Akinsanya, urged the congregation to rejoice and always have a strong desire to go forward.

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