Stop Demolition of Churches Now - Okonkwo

Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria (PFN) has urged the Lagos State Government to take appropriate measures to stop the demolition of the Victory Church and other churches within Lagos State, as Christians "will not fold their hands and watch further demolition of churches in the state."

The call was made by the President of the Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria, Bishop Mike Okonkwo, at a press briefing in Lagos.

He warned that if urgent measures were not taken within the next three days, Christians would move into the street of Lagos to demonstrate against the demolition exercises.

"It will be a wind that will blow no one any good. If Jesus Christ could bear pain for our sake, we will be most willing to war and conquer to his Glory", he said.

Bishop Okonkwo explained that the demonstration could only be avoided if Tinubu's Government should intervene, such that the confidence of Christians and other religionists in Lagos State rests on fair play, adding that the religion of a Governor should not infer the religious status of his state.

He explained that the demolition of Victory Christian Church, which was allegedly being sponsored by one NASCO Estates Ltd with the full backing of agents of the Lagos State Government was as good as waging a war on the Christian community within the state.

He explained that the Victory Christian Church in Ojoo, the Kingdom Life Bible Church, Ijesha, and other prominent Churches were among many, which Lagos State Government Agents have demolished in the past six months, stating that in these churches, a majority voted for Tinubu during the 1999 election.

Bishop Okonkwo warned that "any further attempt to stretch our anger on this issue would be met with tempestuous resistance," reiterating that "Christian harassment must stop forthwith."