The Royal House of Grace International Church says the devastation caused by flood in many parts of the country is responsible for the postponement of its planned 30th anniversary celebration to 2023.
The International General Overseer of the church, Apostle Zilly Aggrey disclosed this in a Press briefing in Port Harcourt on Friday.
He said the anniversary which was scheduled to take place from 23rd to 30th of October 2022, was postponed due to the devastating effects of flood on the people especially those in the South-South region.
Regretting the postponement, he chronicled the importance of the anniversary to his faithful, adding that it was meant to showcase the faithfulness of God upon Royal House of Grace in her thirty years of existence as a church.
Apostle Aggrey noted that the church could not be celebrating when those to celebrate with the church are in pains, adding that many people have been displaced with their houses submerged.
The man of God whose house in his home State, Bayelsa was also submerged by the ravaging flood, informed that the church had fully prepared for the 30th anniversary celebration with different letters of invitation sent out but could not continue with the plans nor merry when flood has taken the homes of many and some dead.
“We have our members scattered all over and they can no longer make it to the International headquarters here in Port Harcourt because the roads are cut off. Most of them now live in canoes with their houses submerged, that is the reason why we postponed the anniversary”, he hinted.
He expressed sympathy with the victims and pleaded with government and well meaning individuals to come to their aid.
He further called on Government to come up with not just remedial measures but plans that can put a permanent stop to the menace and save her citizens from this annual suffering.
On how the church is helping the flood victims, the National Vice President of Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria (PFN) South/South, informed that his church has already procured 40ft container relief materials to be taken to the victims.