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April 15, 2024

Dunamis: It was not my intention to embarrass her — Enenche

Dunamis: It was not my intention to embarrass her — Enenche

By Fortune Eromosele, Abuja

The Senior Pastor of the Dunamis International Gospel Centre, DIGC, Dr. Paul Enenche has said that it was not his intention to embarrass one of his members Ms Anyim Veronica Nnenna who testified yesterday (Sunday) at the Glory Dome Abuja, of how God helped her graduate with a degree in law after ten years.

Vanguard reports that Enenche had come under pressure by Nigerians to tender an apology to Ms Anyim for accusing her of sharing a false testimony.

In a video that went viral on Sunday, the woman, Anyim Vera, had climbed the altar at the popular church in Abuja to share her testimony of how she became the first graduate in her family, recounting that no one from her family moved beyond secondary school.

Addressing the incident in a statement, the Personal Assistant/Secretary to the Senior Pastor, Dunamis Int’l Gospel Centre, Sylvester Edoh, in Abuja on Monday, said after confirmation that she graduated with a degree in law. It also said the Senior Pastor expressed concern and has reached out to her.

The statement read: “A scenario was created on Sunday the 14th April, 2024 at the Glory Dome, the Global Headquarters of Dunamis International Gospel Centre, when Ms Anyim Veronica Nnenna came out to testify of how God helped her graduate from the University, thus making her the first person to attain that feat in her family.

“These were the immediate triggers for the said scenario: First, listening to the testifier’s expressions as it borders on basic spoken English, conveys the impression that the minimum standard expectation of a graduate, especially a graduate of Law was not met.

“Second, stating that she studied Law for 10 years begged the question of what her degree actually was.

“Third, she was unable to state exactly what the correct degree was for Law which is LLB, rather she said it was a BSc in Law which is largely unknown as a Law degree in Nigeria and possibly globally.

“These prompted the Senior Pastor, Dr. Paul Enenche to stop the testimony immediately as a product of a ‘lie.’ However, relief came when it was later confirmed that she actually graduated from a university.

“It must be pointed out clearly here that embarrassing the testifier publicly with the attendant media frenzy was never intended; whatever happened was under the spur of the moment.

“The action of the Senior Pastor was rather based on his and the church’s aversion to seeming mediocrity and any appearance of untruth.

“While we remain resolute in our passion for excellence, intolerance of mediocrity and falsehood, we wish to reiterate the fact that no harm or hurt was ever intended by the Senior Pastor against Ms. Anyim Veronica. The Senior Pastor feels deeply concerned and has already reached out to her.

“As a Commission, we regret every inconvenience, hurt and embarrassment this unfortunate scenario has caused Ms Anyim Veronica Nnenna. We remain committed to her physical welfare as well as her spiritual growth.
God bless us all.”