By ARMSTRONG ALLAHMAGANI, Bauchi –
Arrangements have reached an advanced stage for the mega crusade of the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God , Pastor Enoch Adeboye, to be held in Bauchi state.
The crusade, which is being organized by the RCCG and the Christian Association of Nigeria is tagged: “Light Up Bauchi” will hold from Tuesday 27th to Wednesday 28th September, 2022 and will take place at the Abubakar Tafawa Balewa Stadium, Bauchi.
Speaking in an interview with our Correspondent at the venue of the planned crusade, the Special Assistant to the RCCG General Overseer on Personnel, Pastor Julius Olalekan, described the crusade as a phenomenon because it is happening in a unique way.
Olalekan, who is also the Pastor in charge of Region 17 of Bauchi, Adamawa, Borno, Gombe, Yobe and Taraba states of the North-East, said:
“The preparations are in top gear, everything is going on well. We’re already mounting up the stage, the lights and every arrangements is in ground. Security is on ground, arrangements for free flow of traffic is on ground, the sanitation and fumigation of the venue to make it comfortable for people to make sure we have a hitch-free outing here. What we are doing now is to perfect the arrangements and ensure that everything goes in smoothly.
“This (crusade) is a phenomenon, it is happening in a very unique way and it is not just a denominational gathering, it is the gathering of the Christians and not just for Christians, it is a gathering for everybody because if you encounter God, your life will change.
“It is all about God and not about anyone. We expect that, by the special grace of God, people will come from every nook and cranny, as many that have the love of God in their hearts and who believe that God can make a change in their lives, because right here, there will be miracles, there will be healing, there will be divine visitation and the manifestation of the power of God which everybody needs.
“And so all eyes are on God and we believe that every need will be met this season. It is an unusual time, it is a moment that God has set apart to visit this land, the story of Bauchi will never remain the same again after this ‘Light Up Crusade’ because darkness will disappear and God will be glorified in this land,” he said.
He described Bauchi as a place where everything seems well but it is barren expressing optimism that things would change after the programme.
He said: “We discovered that this place is like what happened in Jericho, everything looks okay but the land is barren. But God has decided to heal the barrenness of Bauchi state and after now, things will definitely begin to take a new turn,” he said.
On the number of people being expected to attend the programme, Olalekan said: “That is in the hand of God but look at what (the size of the stadium) we have here, we believe that as many hearts who God has touched will gather together. God has plans for his people and once he plans for you to bless you, he will ensure that you are there. I believe God has planned for everybody in this city, if you are ask me how many people I am expecting here, I will tell you that I am expecting everybody in Bauchi state.”
Olalekan added that: “By the special grace of God, we will have on ground with us here, Pastor E.A. Adeboye, the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, it is going to be outstanding and phenomenal because this is the first time he’s holding this kind of a programme in this land.
“He will be here with other associate ministers of God who will be ministering along with him like Pastor Joe Olaiya, Prophet Isa El-Buba, Pastor Ishaku Chintok, among others. Those ministering in songs are anointed ministers like Dr. Panan Percy Paul, Solomon Lange, Friday Jibo, the classical choir of Bauchi state, we also have a mass choir. It’s going to be awesome.” He said.