PRESIDENT of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Pastor Ayo Orisejafor, is expected in the Ogun State capital, Abeokuta today for the dedication of the Chapel of Christ the Glorious King, built by former President Olusegun Obasanjo at the Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library Complex.
The ceremony which is expected to attract several dignitaries from different parts of the country, including governors and politicians will commence at 10.00 a.m.
The 1,000-seater chapel is reported to also has a Crèche, Baptistery and a conference room.
The chairman, Board of Trustees of the Chapel, Deacon Victor Durodola told reporters during the week that the project, including the payment of salaries of the chaplain and other support staff, was solely funded by the former president, until he started receiving donations from members, visitors and important personalities.
The chairman explained that the chapel was designed to be an ecumenical, trans-denominational and international centre for followers of Christ and it open to all Christians irrespective of their religious affiliations.
“Its vision and mission is to save humanity by promoting the kingdom of God on earth through the belief in, and acceptance of Jesus Christ, as the Savior and redeemer of mankind,” Deacon Durodola said, adding that the construction of the chapel was in appreciation of God’s enormous grace and mercy upon Obasanjo’s life and that it was in partial fulfillment of his pact with God when he was in prison in Yola.