Church Builds Car Park And Bridge In Lagos, Nigeria.
In what would be regarded as a first in the country, the Deeper Life Bible Church has built a multi-million naira bridge as well as other projects on Oduwaiye Street, Gbagada, the Lagos State community in which the headquarters of the church is situated.
The bridge which was constructed by the renowned Julius Berger Plc is said to be 140 meters in length. Alongside the bridge, the church also constructed a 600 capacity car park as well as several traffic lights in the community.
At the inauguration of the projects the Governor of Lagos State, Akinmunmi Ambode, represented by the State Commissioner for Energy and Mineral Resources, Mr Olawale Olowu, said that Deeper Life has by these projects demonstrated its willingness to uplift the spiritual life of members of the church as well as to improve the quality of life of the people irrespective of religious inclination.
“What Deeper Life Church has done is epochal and keys into the overall drive of the state government towards the renewal of infrastructure projects all over Lagos in line with the megacity ambition of the state. It is my considered view that if all other religious groups and private sector organizations in the state, provide similar support to the government, a lot will be achieved and in a very short time in improving the quality of infrastructure in Lagos,” the governor noted.
In His response the General Superintendent of the Deeper Christian Life Ministry, Pastor William F. Kumuyi said the church was deeply concerned about the comfort of the people of the communities where it is located, hence its decision to support the government in a number of such projects.
Speaking further on the project, Pastor Kayode Dada, the project Architect, explained that just about every member of the church contributed in some way to the success of the project and thanked the various government agencies involved for their support.
Residents of Gbagada community, who also attended the inauguration, showed appreciation for the church and their intervention in the traffic challenges in the area. They noted that the traffic gridlock in the community, especially during the church meetings, has been greatly reduced by the various projects. Some also expressed the belief that it will positively impact the economy of the district.