Unknown to many, the building donated to All Saints’ Anglican Church in Aninnri Local Government Area of Enugu State by Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu, is in fulfilment of a vow he made to God many years ago.
Ekweremadu, who was speaking during the dedication of the church building yesterday, said even as he saw homelessness while growing up, he made a covenant with God to build a church for him if successful in life.
Recalling a serious health challenge he passed through and that only God saved him, the Deputy Senate President said: “I said, God, because of these challenges surrounding me, if you make me successful in life, I will build a church for you.
“And from that day, it has been one progress or the other. Today is a very important day in the life of my family. It is the most important day in my life because God has given us the opportunity to redeem our pledge and covenant.”
The Primate of the Anglican Communion, the Most Rev Nicholas Okoh dedicated the church building while the cutting of the tape and handing over was done by President Goodluck Jonathan.