The Lagos State Government has extolled the Redeemed Christian Church of God, Lagos Province 44, Surulere, Lagos, for its positive impact on the society, especially localities where the church operates.
Executive Chairman, Lagos State Universal Basic Education Board, Hon. Wahab Alawiye-King, who made the commendation during the commissioning of a renovated and equipped block of 12 classrooms by the church at Akintan Senior Grammar School, Surulere, said the government should not be left alone to provide social amenities in public institutions.
Alawiye-King, represented by the Deputy Director, School Support Services Department, Mrs. Adekemi Sofowora, applauded the church for its numerous Christian Social Responsibility initiatives, saying its impacts are being felt in the localities and beyond.
“The church and education are operating in the same realms of molding souls. This reflects in society. When we have better pupils, the country will be the better for it,” he said.
While appreciating the gesture, he called for effective maintenance and proper handling of the facility.
Pastor-in-Charge, Lagos Province 44, Amos Emovon said the gesture was in line with the Church’s vision and mission, as it regularly embarks on Christian Social Responsibility (CSR) initiatives to positively impact the quality of lives within the host communities.
He said: “The Leadership of the Province strongly believes that sound education is the bedrock of any nation’s development. Our deliberate and intentional investment in this initiative is to cause a positive change in the education trajectory of our nation. We strongly believe that this investment is another right step in the right direction at developing sound and well-rounded leaders for future nation-building.”
He listed the intervention to include the supply of 150 units of chairs and tables, installation of 20 doors for the classrooms, replacement of damaged PVC ceilings, installation of writing boards, repairs of electrical and civil works in the classrooms, as well as a painting of the entire block.