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Ighodalo Reaches Out to Pastor Chris on Christ Embassy Fire


Toba Owojaiye reporting
Benin City, Edo state



In a gesture of solidarity following a devastating fire at the Christ Embassy headquarters in Oregun, Ikeja, Lagos, Dr. Asue Ighodalo, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate for the upcoming Edo State governorship election, has extended his heartfelt condolences to Pastor Chris Oyakhilome, the revered leader of LoveWorld Incorporated.

Truth Live News gathered that the fire, which erupted on Sunday morning, engulfed the iconic church edifice, leaving a poignant sight of destruction in its wake. Dr. Ighodalo conveyed his profound sadness over the incident, emphasizing gratitude that there was no loss of life amidst the turmoil.

Expressing his sentiments through a statement released by his media team, Dr. Ighodalo lamented the loss of the structure while offering prayers for Pastor Chris Oyakhilome, the congregation, and the affected community. “Seeing the headquarters of Christ Embassy consumed by flames is truly heart-wrenching,” he remarked. “However, we remain thankful to Almighty God that no lives were lost in this tragic event.”

Looking forward with hope, Dr. Ighodalo expressed faith in the resilience of the church community, believing that they will soon rebuild a new and improved international headquarters and place of worship. “I am confident that the boundless grace of God will empower Christ Embassy to emerge stronger, with a grander edifice that will continue to serve its global mission,” he affirmed.

In response to the incident, Pastor Chris Oyakhilome conveyed his determination to use the adversity as an opportunity for growth, pledging to construct a new facility that will surpass the legacy of its predecessor. The fire, while a setback, is envisioned as a catalyst for the church’s future expansion and service.

As investigations into the cause of the fire continue, the support and encouragement from figures like Dr. Asue Ighodalo underscores the unity and resilience within the community during this challenging time. The rebuilding efforts are expected to resonate beyond the physical reconstruction, symbolizing a renewed commitment to faith and community amidst adversity.

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