The Founder and General overseer, Believers Love World (Christ Embassy), Rev. Chris Oyakhilomhen PhD, on Tuesday said the late Archbishop Benson Idahosa taught them to always help the poor and the government in a bid to make sure a better society emerges.
He said late Idahosa actually thought government was poor that was why he had to solicits for support from churches to always add them as beneficiaries of such gestures whenever such need arises.
He disclosed this at the official dedication and commissioning of the legacy campus and the faculty of engineering of Benson Idahosa University, Benin city the state capital.
Chris said though he grew up from a Christian home but he found a different person and personality in the person of Idahosa when he fellowshipped in his church many years ago when he was alive.
According to him, my dad is passed on now, he preached the gospel too. My mother was amazing. We were brought up very well but when you talked about the ministry, there was nowhere to look but the Archbishop.
“The Archbishop taught us so many things, as a minister of the gospel, the Archbishop taught us the word, he taught us worship and praises.
“We didn’t know that in anywhere else. I was growing up in the church, and the first day I entered the Church of God Mission on a Sunday morning, I thought I had ruptured, already in heaven.
Chris said his contribution to the building of the campus was part of his contribution to the legacy of late Idahosa to honour him. I am his legacy, this is our campus. It is the campus of the legacy of the Archbishop Benson Idahosa.
“We are his fruits. I count myself highly honoured to have been given the opportunity to be here”, he said.
Earlier, the Chancellor of the institution, Archbishop Margaret Idahosa, described Chris as his son stressing that he has given her a face.
Margaret who was full of praises for Chris prayed that the financial contribution which he has made to the institution should grow up like a seed and should be reaped by him and up to his sixth generations.
Also speaking, President of the institution, Bishop Feb Idahosa thanked all that have contributed to the building of the new campus noting that the institution is a community and that the building of a community is not a one-man-show.