By Victor Oriola
General Overseer of Citadel Global Community Church, Pastor Tunde Bakare, has explained why the New auditorium on Oregun Road will be spending N500million to buy chairs.
Speaking in an exclusive telephone interview with Newsnow, Bakare maintained that the new auditorium called Citadel will remain a legacy because of the other features built within to serve other purposes.
He, however, dispelled the insinuation that some members are not comfortable with the idea of spending a whopping N500million to buy only chairs, adding that Charter Members of the Church are free to express their opinion without let or hindrance.
“I do not react to mere speculations. Charter Members of our Church are free to Express their opinions and they know how to channel same.
“We are open and transparent in our operations. We consider it futile and time wasting to react to the feelings of imaginary members on any issue.” He said .
On why the church will be spending N500million to buy chairs, Bakare, during the telephone interview said;
“ 5,200 chairs in 12billion building. If you divide 5,200 chairs by N500million, you will see what it will come to. It’s not just a church, but a legacy that we are leaving. It’s a city on its own. There’s hospital there . There’s also school there.
“As to the change of name from Latter Rain Assembly to Citadel Global Community Church, that was done last year May. And it was communicated to all our members. Citadel is in the Bible and because we want to embark on Global mission because of our other commitments , that’s why Global is there.
“Church in the community, city and global. We don’t gag our members; there are channels for feedback and there are opportunities to air their views. They can also write.” He said.