Heavy traf­fic as Ade­boye preaches in Ibadan

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Wale Oye­wale with agency re­ports

HEAVY traf­fic was wit­nessed in many parts of Ibadan on Mon­day as the Re­deemed Chris­tian Church of God held its 2019 Let’s Goa-fish­ing 2019 Cru­sade at the Obafemi Awolowo Sta­dium.

Ac­cord­ing to the News Agency of Nige­ria, Obafemi Awolowo Way, Ring Road, Chal­lenge-mo­lete Road and NTC Road were mostly af­fected.

Some of the wor­ship­pers, who came from dif­fer­ent parts of the city and other parts of Oyo State, trekked to the venue for the pro­gramme as a re­sult of the grid­lock.

The sta­dium was filled to ca­pac­ity with wor­ship­pers flock­ing to see the Gen­eral Over­seer of the church Pas­tor

Enoch Ade­boye who preached dur­ing the cru­sade.

Ade­boye called on all Chris­tians to use the op­por­tu­nity of Christmas to sur­ren­der to­tally to Je­sus Christ.

The cleric said, “It doesn’t mat­ter how long you have been sick but all sick­nesses and dis­eases that look im­pos­si­ble can be taken care of by Je­sus only if you be­lieve and sur­ren­der.

“With Je­sus, the one who used to be poor can be­come rich, the one called bar­ren can be­come mother of twins and the one who used to be sin­gle, can marry.”

Ade­boye said he would visit no fewer than 20 places across the coun­try as part of the pro­gramme.

He prayed for the sick be­fore mount­ing the podium.

He also prayed for Gover­nor Seyi Makinde, the state and the Olubadan of Ibadan, Oba Saliu Ade­tunji.

On the Olubadan, Ade­boye said, “I pray that his last days shall be greater than the former days.”

De­scrib­ing Ibadan as a spe­cial prov­ince strate­gic to the church, Ade­boye said, “The last time I was in this sta­dium was al­most 20 years ago. Ibadan is al­ways the first to be in touch af­ter the Holy Ghost Congress when the anoint­ing is still fresh. Ibadan al­ways comes first with a pro­gramme.”

Hun­dreds of peo­ple gave their lives to Christ at the event.

Rashidat, wife of the Olubadan of Ibadan; and the state Chair­man of the Chris­tian

As­so­ci­a­tion of Nige­ria, Pas­tor Gabriel Akanmu, were pre­sent on the oc­ca­sion.

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