The General Overseer of Winners Chapel, Bishop David Oyedepo, has reportedly approved N650 million for the repair of bad roads in Lagos and Ogun state.
The N650 million approved by Bishop Oyedepo is to be used to repair the bad roads at the old toll gate bordering Lagos and Ogun States as well as the Idi-Iroko expressway from Oju Ore to Iyana Iyesi.
On hearing the news, Nigerians have taken to their social media pages to share their views. See some of the reactions below.
I hear Bishop Oyedepo/Winners Chapel will spend 650 Million Naira to rehabilitate dilapidated roads across Lagos state and Ogun state. This is very commendable. Nigerian churches and some of our Pastors do great things for the community but it gets underreported. The only thing some like to tweet daily is the negatives from quacks. – @OgbeniDipo
Bishop Oyedepo signs N650m to repair bad roads. The same road that would have cost Nigerian politicians N650b to repair. Is God not wonderful? – @chris2var
God will continue 2 bless u my bishop #oyedepo I know they will all hide thr faces in shame all anti pastors n anti Christ couldn’t tweet about this, If its to criticize, u will see thr tweets flying like midnight witches. – @donaldabbeye
Silly? Thinking Bishop Oyedepo fixed the roads cos he wants his members to have smooth rides. Sillier? Thinking he bought a private jet for personal pleasure or with the church’s money. He has a school. People randomly give him money. He’s not your president. Appreciate him. – @ToyosiGodwin
So Bishop Oyedepo approved N650m to repair bad roads what govt is supposed to do. Pastors&churches are doing lots of great&commendable things in our society. Lets appreciate and applaud them,if Buhari passes road i’m very sure he wont fix it,even OBJ’ school is on that same road. – @Warepamorsammy
That Bishop Oyedepo wishes to spend N650m on roads is not news worthy. Oyedepo is a Pastor. Pastors are business men. The roads leads to his church and it’s repairs is beneficial to him. – @YoungOtutu
Bishop Oyedepo approved that huge amount of money to repair bad roads not because of anything but his customers (church members) are complaining… Those roads leads to his church not my house… He’s gaining from it, so why should we praise him?? – @PabloHoggs
What Bishop Oyedepo did is really commendable. The church doesn’t have to fix roads, that’s the job of the government. I’m close to the Chairman of Iju/Atan/Ilogbo LCDA. He said the tax the church pays annually is more than all taxes from other companies in that LCDA. – @SirOlaYinka