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LESSONS FROM THE YEAR 2017 RCCG HOLY GHOST CONGRESS DEVELOPING NIGERIA’S TOURISM

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As the curtains were drawn on the year 2017 edition of the annual Holy Ghost Congress of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, several thoughts ran riot in my mind. First is the majesty of God as demonstrated by the Almighty through miracles signs and wonders during the week-long event in Africa’s most populous country. Next was the incredible huge blessings that the Creator has bestowed upon Nigeria and our country’s prospects for greatness; including the long-standing promise of the Lord to make Nigeria great again in the next few years. One very startling circumstance is that attendance of this event continues to soar yearly, putting Nigeria on a more conspicuous place on the map of the world as a praying nation. Next is the participation of people from practically all nations of the world. Only God, and not Daddy Adeboye’s Mathematics could have aided the efficient management of the arrangements for the hosting of the huge crowd that attended the event. The RCCG camp site, Mowe, Ogun State, is today unarguably the largest Christian estate in the world, that is hosting the largest gathering of Christian worshipers in the world. The Redeemed Christian Church of God, says the influential New York Times, is “one of the most vigorously expansionary religious movements, a homegrown Pentecostal denomination that is crusading to become a global faith. ‘’In the course of just a few decades, the Redeemed Christian Church of God, founded in Lagos, has won millions of adherents in Nigeria while building a vast missionary network that stretches into more than 120 nations.’’ That information was published in 2008. At the 2017 Congress, RCCG, nay, Nigeria hosted 196 nations – three nations higher than the 193-Member States accommodated by the United Nations. It is to be noted that by virtue of staging the RCCG Congress, Nigeria has continued to host the largest gathering of Christian worshippers in the world. Its effect in terms of contributing to Nigeria’s economy is not known to me; but I feel sure that the prayer events are contributing significantly toattempts at widening the economic base of the nation. What I am examining here are the prospects of staging this type of event in Nigeria. I took a very hard look at the event and saw beyond what several people see. I perceive enormous opportunities for the development of religious tourism in Nigeria. Tourism in Israel is one…

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