The General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), Pastor Enoch Adeboye has come out to disclose the amount at which the campground was purchased many years back.
Pastor Adeboye on Sunday, October 1, disclosed that the campground located along the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway for just N6,000. He added that he nearly ran into debt while trying to purchase a land around Iju for N54,000.
The man of God added that, he was able to overcome all temptations during this period. He made this known during the special Independence Day service at the church’s international headquarters, Ebute Meta, Lagos.
He said: “Funny 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.”
Popularly known as Daddy G.O, the man of God further urged Nigerians to let peace reign always and no one should speak about war in the country. He also narrated his experience about the civil war.
Pastor Adeboye said: “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 from? 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.”