OPM Church commissions free restaurant for destitutes

OPM Church commissions free restaurant for destitutes


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Omega Power Ministries (OPM), one of the fastest- growing churches in Port-Harcourt, capital of Rivers State, has opened a restaurant for provision of free meals to the destitute in the oil-rich city.

Its general overseer, Apostle Chibuzor Chinyere, said the gesture was to fight hunger and poverty in the land.

Chinyere said he has borne the desire to feed the less-privileged long before the ministry came into existence.

He recalled the desire came while eating in a restaurant years ago in Lagos and a middle-aged mother came to collect remnants for her children.

“I was touched when the restaurant owner came in and accosted the woman for taking away the waste meals to which she replied it was because her husband was out of job and she needed to feed her children for them to stay alive,” he recollected.


Chinyere said the encounter left a lasting impression on him on how small a meal can save an entire family.

“I vowed that whenever God establishes me, I will provide food for the poor,” he disclosed.

The restaurant located at Rukpoku axis of Port Harcourt will provide free meals on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.

The cleric assured that the scheme will be sustained through the church’s financial contribution, saying similar humanitarian programmes of higher magnitude are being executed by the Church.

The vision, he said, is to commission similar restaurants in all local governments in Nigeria.

This, he stated, is because “so many people you see walking on the road just need a square meal to be able to move to the next level.

“There are also so many unemployed graduates who are very hungry and cannot afford a meal for themselves, but with the OPM free restaurant such people can come in and eat free of charge.”

One of the beneficiaries, Mr. Agorondu Woke, pledged the donation of a goat to the project on behalf of the Community Development Association (CDA) of the area.

He also assured the project will be protected from vandalisation.