Well attended by many dignitaries including the Governor of Edo State, represented by the honorable commissioner of Education; Deputy Governor of Delta State; Former Governors of Edo and Anambra states; and highly esteemed Royal fathers. Rev Mrs Margaret Idahosa (Archbishop of the Church of God Mission, Founder and Chancellor of the University) who flew in from the U.S this morning for the occasion, shared her reason for honoring Rev. Oyakhilome saying:
“I have no hesitation to honor a man who sticks out his neck in the midst of controversy and opposition to preach the truth… I have longed to see this day come to pass and I have occasion to be more excited than you all to have this opportunity to finally tell the world how proud I am of this my son. I and the entire Benson Idahosa University and the Church of God Mission are proud of you”
The late Bishop Benson Idahosa was said to be Rev. Oyakhilome’s role model. He worked with the late Bishop in the Church of God Mission during his years as a Student at Edo College and then went on to Ambrose Ali University from where he launched the Believer’s Loveworld ministry.
Beautifully decorated with high regards by Archbishop Grace Idahosa. Rev. Chris Oyakhilome humbly accepted the honor while expressing his gratitude to the Church of God Mission and University authorities especially the Chancellor of the University Archbishop Margaret Idahosa saying;
“Thank you for inviting me here, what you have done is that you have given me the opportunity to say thank you to a man who had so much impact on my life and to help with the vision.”.
This being said, he then donated N1billion to the University for the building of its Faculty of Engineering. A great show of a leader who works by example.
Congratulations Rev. Dr. Chris Oyakhilome!