The collection of men of God stormed Yaba College of Technology (Yabatech) recently to lay the foundation of the College new Chapel building (Chapel of Christ the Redeemer), an interdenominational centre of worship for Christian staff and students on campus.
The old structure built in 1996 was demolished to give way to a bigger and befitting structure, that will accommodate both the students and staff to fellowship together in the beauty of His holiness. The estimated amount for the project is N250m, which is inclusive of the totality of the building/structural work, electrical, mechanical and furniture/fittings.
Speaking during the sermon titled “Pray to Provoke Divine Intervention”, the General Overseer of Mountain of Fire and Miracle Ministries, Dr. Daniel Kolawole Olukoya noted that prayer is very essential in human life; the only thing devil cannot do is to pray, prayer is a very effective weapon in the hands of Christian. Prayer stimulates God into action; devil trembles when he sees a man praying fervently, there is a huge hope for a prayerful man, we should cultivate the habit of committing all our undertaken into the hands of God in supplication, because He is more than able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, therefore, men ought to pray and faint not. He thereby assured the participants in prayer that God will perfect the new Chapel building project.
During the opening remarks of the Foundation Laying Ceremony’s Chairman, the Founder and Director of Charms Plc, Sir B. Ademola Aladekomo counselled that it is good to build for God, he encouraged the entire College community and visitors to actively participate in the divine assignment, because it is one of the keys that unlock supernatural blessing.
Earlier while giving his welcome address, the Rector of the College, Engr. Obafemi Omokungbe said that it is a special honour to build for the Lord, as those who build for the Lord do so to glorify His mighty name. He thanked the church of God for its support and constant prayers for his administration since inception.
According to him, Yabatech encourages freedom of worship and association, and for this reason, both Christians and Moslems co-exist in harmony. We have provided designated areas for the Church and the Mosque within the College and have created a prevailing environment for both academic and spiritual growth of the students.
Omokungbe appreciated the role of the Church in inculcating the right moral values in the lives of the students because academic excellence without character is incomplete education. He congratulated the College church community for the Foundation Laying Ceremony and pledges the College continuous support towards the Chapel.
Rector urged the Church to continue to support the College to ensure that Yabatech students are not only academically outstanding but also morally and spiritually upright particularly in this time of increased prevailing vices in the society.
Other dignitaries present at the occasion are Archbishop of Lagos Mainland, Most Rev. Obafemi B. Adeleye, the Richest Woman in Africa and Fellow of Yabatech, Mrs. Folorunsho Alakija, College Management team, College Chaplain, Very Rev. Olumuyiwa Awe, Chairman, Chapel Building Committee, Pastor B.A. Ajayeoba, Chairman, Chapel Council, Pastor Sola Akeredolu, Chairman, Chapel Building Technical Sub-Committee, Deacon B.A. Mafimidiwo, Chairman, Joint Christian Union, Bro. Emmanuel Okegbami and Senior Chapel Steward, Bro. Olawale Ogunnariwo.