Pastor In Critical Pains, Cries Out As Enugu Govt Demolishes His Church, Property Value Over N70 Million
Mr Emmanuel Bamidele, the Administrative Pastor of the Grasp Builder International Church, Enugu department has condemned the demolition of the worship centre located at No. 19, Park Avenue, GRA, beside the Enugu Golf Membership by Enugu State Authorities, PM Information stories.
Bamidele described the demolition which was supervised by the officers of the Enugu Capital Territory Improvement Authority, as ungodly and an assault on the physique of Christ.
He mentioned it was absurd authorities that claimed to have a Christian governor would demolish a worship centre.
Bamidele mentioned, “The proprietor of the property is abroad. The property was leased to the church for a sure variety of years as a result of we didn’t intend to remain completely on the property.
“So, after we began, we utilized to the state capital territory growth authority to place glass tenet however approval was denied.
“So, we determined to place an atypical tenet. Nevertheless, earlier than the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic within the nation, the ECTDA got here and sealed the premises. We referred to as the governor who after listening to us mentioned that it might be resolved amicably. We’ve got had a gathering with the Chairman of the ECTDA, Dr Josef Onoh, and we’re nonetheless discussing.
“Regrettably, on Wednesday at about 10 am, I used to be within the church with our members, abruptly I heard a bang on the gate. I made a decision to look via the window and noticed a bulldozer knocking down the perimeter fence of the property. I ran out within the firm with my colleagues and went to satisfy the individual in cost.
“They didn’t discuss to us and the bulldozer entered the premises and began demolishing the church tenet and all of the tools in it price over N70m.”
Bamidele mentioned that every one his appeals to the officers of the ECTDA to permit them to take away their tools, which he mentioned had been imported few days earlier, was rebuffed.