By JOSEPHINE IGBINOVIA

Everyone knows him as a prophet of God but only a few hear of his generosity towards widows and other less-privileged.

So passionate he is about ‘giving’ that even widows in the Republic of Benin and other neighbouring West-African states could attest to his good deeds even in their sleep. This, is because, Prophet Babatunde Ayodele, Founder/Spiritual Head of Inri Evangelical Church, Lagos, has empowered over 13,000 widows both in Nigeria and neighbouring nations.

“I love to assist widows because my heart always goes out to them. Next year, I am going to Ghana to again reach out to widows. I want ease their burden to the barest minimum and ensure their children do not drop out from school simply because they cannot afford to pay school fees. I have done this for over 13,000 widows and I’m set to do more because society does not seem to understand why these people should be catered for. I take care of their health and give them clothes as well”, Primate Ayodele responded while feeding questions from newsmen during a modest celebration tagged ‘Moment of Gratitude 2014’ in commemoration of his birthday in Lagos recently.

The week-long activity also witnessed another season of giving as it featured distribution of food items and free eye screening to orphans and vulnerable children, aged persons and indigent youths, and visits/presentations of various gift items to schools, hospitals, police stations and agencies. There was also the commissioning of a water project and cell renovation at selected police stations.

Declaring that God had been generous towards him also, Ayodele disclosed that plans were underway to build low cost houses for less privileged people, so cushion the problem of housing in Lagos state.

“We are going to give out mini-flats for as low as 2,000 per month. A room and a parlour will be let out for N1,000 per month. Also, we will be opening our mega parish with IT and health centre as well. I have witnessed the good things of God in my life and I have no regret working in God’s vineyard. That’s why I am passionate about making life comfortable for others”, he said.

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