The Archbishop of the Catholic Diocese of Abuja, Cardinal John Onaiyekan, his Otukpo counterpart, Bishop Michael Apochi and scores of clergy men, will on Saturday, January 13, 2018 dedicate the ultra-modern St Augustine Catholic Church in Otukpo, Benue State to God for worship.
In a press statement signed by Senator Mark’s media assistant, Mr Paul Mumeh, yesterday in Abuja, the structure was built and donated to the church by former President of the Senate, Senator David Mark, and has a capacity to accommodate over 3,000 worshippers at a time.
Inspecting the church building ahead of the dedication on Saturday, Senator Mark expressed satisfaction with the work already done.
He said, “I am fulfilled and humbled because God has used me as an instrument for the realisation of this church. I thank the almighty God for his faithfulness, mercy, grace and blessing on me and my family.
“I can never quantify or measure his kindness and blessing. I will serve God and humanity for the rest of my life.”
Coordinator of the project, Johnson Jonathan Ahubi said all the engineering and architectural works have been completed on the project, saying that the complex is now ready for use by worshippers.
Ahubi expressed appreciation to Senator Mark for the gesture and hoped that the church would help propagate the message of salvation and make our society a better place for all.