By Francis Sadhere

As Nigeria celebrates it’s 55th Independence Anniversary yesterday, Believers’ LoveWorld Incorporated , also known as Christ Embassy, Warri Zone, in conjunction with Reach Out Nigeria 2015 Foundation, has donated a brand new fully equipped ambulance to the Warri Prison .

Pastor Siji Dara, Warri Zonal Pastor, Christ Embassy Church.

Other items donated to the Warri Prison include drugs, two table tennis boards and three footballs.

Commissioning the ambulance yesterday at the Warri Prison yard, the Deputy Governor of Delta State, Barr. Kingsley Otuaro, who is also the Project Director, said the donation is part of the church’s  yearly charity projects in Okere Prisons and other places in Warri which was initiated in 2007 to alleviate the sufferings of the less privileged.

The Deputy Governor thanked Pastor Chris Oyakhilome for given them the platform to touch the lives of the less privileged in the society, adding that it was heartwarming to use the word of God to change people’s lives even while they are in prisons.

Barr. Otuaro said that this year’s donation was meant to ease the difficulties faced by staff and inmates of Okere Prison who needed to be rushed to hospitals in case of medical emergencies.

He revealed that last year, the church built and renovated two prison halls to decongest the prisons, especially the condemned criminals prison halls which he described as very congested and not fit for humans to live in.

On his part, the Warri Zonal Pastor, Pastor Siji Dara said the gesture was to commemorate Nigeria’s independence and to spread the word of God to those that are in prison, and to give them hope.

While adding that this year, the church is going to circulate thirty million copies of it’s daily devotional tracks, Rhapsody of Reality, across the country, Pastor Dara noted that the daily devotional track has had tremendous testimonies since 2007.

He added that Christ Embassy Church has been embarking on specific projects through its Reach Out Nigeria Project which was initiated by Pastor Chris Oyakhilome eight years ago.

Pastor Dara encouraged the Warri Prison inmates to always read the daily devotional tracks given to them by the church, and to also make use of the computer center that was also provided to them to upgrade their “life so that when you leave here you will be fully rehabilitated and reintegrated to the society.”

The Warri Zonal Pastor read portions of the October edition  of Rhapsody of Reality daily devotional tracks with the inmates and also prayed with them.

Speaking on behalf of the Comptroller General of Prisons, Mr. Tony Ojih thanked members of Christ Embassy for the gesture, calling on the Deputy Governor to use his office to intervene in some of the cases of the inmates.

Also speaking, Rev. B.A. Omoko, an officer of the Warri Prisons, while thanking the church for the gesture, noted that with the donation of the ambulance, Warri Prisons is now the only prison in Delta State with an ambulance.

Mr. Livinus Ugwu, Provost of the Warri Prisoners, thanked the church on behalf of the prisoners for all the donations it has made to the Warri Prison, adding that since 2007, a lot of the inmates have given their lives to Christ and have become better citizens.

He also used the opportunity to appeal to the Delta State Deputy Governor, Barr. Otuaro to use his office to intervene in their cases as they have now become better citizens who have repented from all their bad ways.