The Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) has dedicated the renovated and equipped Reference Hospital and Liberty Chapel for the inmates of Kirikiri Maximum Prison in Lagos.
The Church also held a Thanksgiving Service at the Liberty Chapel in the prison, where the inmates shared testimonies of how God has been using the church to give them succour.
The National Overseer of RCCG and a member of the church’s Governing Council, Pastor Joseph Obayemi, who represented the General Overseer, Pastor Enoch Adeboye dedicated the two properties.
Speaking after the dedication, Obayemi explained that the gesture was part of the church’s social responsibility. He noted that aside providing conducive place for the inmates, the church also gave out 1,200 bags of rice and 1,000 copies of the church’s daily devotional book called ‘Open Heaven.’
“We do this every year because we believe that as we provide for them, we also need to minister to their souls, and teach them that life does not end in the prison,” he said.
Commending the church, the Controller Prison, Lagos Command, Mr. Tunde Ladipo, described the newly dedicated hospital as the best in the country, which would make their work easier.
In his welcome address, the host pastor, Liberty Chapel, Tunwashe Kabiru, said God has been using the General Overseer and RCCG to do wonders for them. He itemised other projects the church has undertaken for the prison to include the renovation and equipping of the National Open University (NOUN) Special Study Centre, award of scholarships to students until NOUN recently gave them 100 percent free education, renovation and equipping of the computer centre, provision of Sunday breakfast, donation of ambulances to Kirikiri Maximum Prison and Agodi Prison, Ibadan, enrollment of inmates for GCE/O’Levels and provision of free legal aids, among others.