Governor Hyacinth Alia of Benue State has criticized the leadership of the Dunamis International Gospel Centre regarding the tragic collapse of their church building in Makurdi, which resulted in the death of the resident pastor, Ahmed Sunday.
According to sources, the church building collapse occurred while four members of the church, including the pastor who later lost his life, were engaged in prayers. Fortunately, the other three individuals managed to escape the collapsing structure. Additionally, the incident had repercussions on nearby residential buildings and electrical infrastructure.
During his visit to the site, the Governor expressed his disappointment at not finding any of the Dunamis church leaders present. He remarked that the building had been constructed inadequately and would be subject to revocation. He also emphasized the importance of the church leader being aware of and complying with the law.
The governor said that there is a need to urgently inform the church leadership about the revocation of the land to ensure the safety of lives. And that, residents living near waterways must vacate immediately.
He called for the Ministry of Works, Housing, and Urban Development to take action, as it is essential to identify who approved the structure, as well as the engineers or architects responsible for overseeing the massive project. He also called for preventive measures to avoid such incidents in the future.
What you should know about Dunamis Church
Dunamis Church is under the leadership of Dr. Paul Enenche. Paul Enenche is a highly renowned figure in Abuja and across Nigeria. He serves as the Senior Pastor of the Dunamis International Gospel Center alongside his wife, Dr. Becky Enenche.
The church, established in 1996, has experienced remarkable growth and evolved into a global ministry under its leadership. In addition to his pastoral role, Pastor Paul Enenche is a medical doctor, a music minister, a televangelist, an educator, and an accomplished author.
The Dunamis Abuja branch, referred to as The Glory Dome, is the largest church in the city, boasting an auditorium with a remarkable seating capacity of 100,000 people.
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