By Moses Nosike
KNIGHTS of St. Mulumba, Lekki Sub-Ordinate Council with the permission of the Catholic Archbishop of the Lagos Metropolitan See, Anthony Cardinal Okogie have perfected plans to establish a chapel for the Owode Agombo community in Lekki area of Lagos.
According to the Lekki sub-council grand knight, Obafemi Giwa Amu, the chapel which would include a 1,000-capacity conference centre will serve as a retreat centre where Christians can have a quiet time with God and pray their way through whenever they are in need.
Member of the House of Representative, Honourable Abike Dabiri-Erewa lauded the initiative, saying it would bring the people closer to God spiritually as well as bring development to the community, stressing that government alone cannot provide everything.
“Citizens should always be ready to give back to the society like we have seen here today. What the Knights of St. Mulumba have done today is worthy of emulation”, she pointed out.
Dean of Lekki Deanery, Rev. Francis Ogunmodede, who conducted the prayers at the foundation laying ceremony prayed that God who had given the idea will nurture the realisation of the project.
“This project will be used as a centre of prayer, worship, meetings, retreats and lodging during conferences,” he stated, adding that the place would still be available to anybody wishing to use it for other social engagements at an affordable rate.