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Enugu State demolish church with equipment worth N70m

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By Our Correspondent

The Enugu State Government has pulled down the Enugu branch of The Master Builder Global Church.

Salient Times reports that the church located at No. 19, Park Avenue, GRA, was taken apart by the men of the Enugu Capital Territory Development Authority on Thursday.

Responding to this shocking incident on Saturday, the Administrative  Pastor of the church, Mr. Emmanuel Bamidele, described the demolition as ungodly and an attack on the body of Christ.

Mr. Bamidele said that it was horrifying to see a Governor is a Christian by faith tear apart God’s house.

“The owner of the property is overseas. The property was leased to the church for a certain number of years because we did not intend to stay permanently on the property. So, when we started, we applied to the state capital territory development authority to put glass tenet but approval was denied.

“So, we decided to put and  ordinary tenet. However, before the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic in the country, the ECTDA came and sealed the premises.

We called the governor who after listening to us said that it would be resolved amicably. We have had a meeting with the Chairman of the ECTDA, Dr Josef Onoh, and we are still discussing.

“Regrettably, on Wednesday at about 10am, I was in the church with our members, suddenly I heard a bang on the gate. I decided to look through the window and saw a bulldozer pulling down the perimeter fence of the property. I ran out in company with my colleagues and went to meet the person in charge.

“They didn’t talk to us and the bulldozer entered the premises and started demolishing the church tenet and all the equipment in it worth over N70m.”

He further disclosed that all his pleas to the officials of the ECTDA to permit them to remove their equipment, which, according to him, were only imported few days earlier, fell on deaf ears.

He appealed to Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, to see to it that that the destroyed church property was compensated with some restitution.