Gbenga Sodeinde in Ado Ekiti
The planter of CAC Adamimogo Grace of Mercy Prayer Mountain Worldwide, Prophet Sam Olu Alo has called on Nigerians to collaborate with government to develop education in the country.
He also attributed the challenges facing the country to lack of fear of God, love and vote buying during elections.
The cleric spoke while donating state-of-the-art blocks of classrooms to Temidire Community High School, Temidire Ekiti and St. Benedict’s Catholic Nur/Pry School, Ido Ekiti.
According to him, the motivation to donate the facilities was out of the resolve to impact lives, his experience abroad and covenant with God to be a blessing to people.
The cleric who noted that he had his primary education at the Catholic school and that his father attended the founding church while alive said, “in all the developed countries I have been to, 70 per cent of the schools there up to university level are owned by churches before they were taken over by government. And I observed that the facilities there make studying and learning attractive to the children. That is why I built and donated the state-of-the-art block of classrooms to the schools.
“Government alone cannot do everything for us. Whether good or bad, there are government responsibilities and citizens have theirs too.I am happy when I heard that there is free education for children in my state from primary one to SS2, this will help parents to send their children to school. So government are doing their bit but old students too home and abroad blessed by God can also support their alma mater.
The prophet also donated a big hall christened Family Hall to his community, Ido Ekiti in memory of his father, Pa Joseph Omowaye Alo, promised to establish a care home for widows and less privileged persons in his hometown.
He said the widows would enjoy therapy, medical checkups, free food and other forms of care where necessary.
Olojudo, Oba Ilori-Faboro, who is the Chairman of the state council of traditional rulers and Onikun of Temidire Ekiti Oba, Moses Fabusuyi thanked the cleric for donating the blocks of classrooms to the schools in their communities.
The Chairmen of Ijero and Ido-Osi Local Government Areas, representatives of SUBEB, NUT, principal, head teacher of the schools, youths and leaders of the benefitting communities also appreciated the cleric for his good gesture.
The youth of Temidire Ekiti presented award of recognition to Olu-Alo as the ‘Outstanding Man of God’ and also recommended him to the state government for the state annual Omoluabi award.
Similar award of excellence was presented to him by the staff, parents and pupils of Benedict’s Nur/Pry School Ido Ekiti for his contribution to the development of education in the state and Nigeria at large.
Olu-Alo also promised to donate sets of computers and sink motorised bore-holes in both schools.