Speaking at a press briefing at the University Campus, the Vice Chancellor, Prof. Ernest B. Izevbigie, said the honour is in recognition of the achievements and great works of a man whose evangelistic strides transcends the globe, particularly in the area of translating the widely read “Rhapsody of Realities” into six hundred and forty-two languages .
He noted that Benson Idahosa University bores striking similarities with the honorary Alumnus, noting that the Institution has also translated it’s values into the increased number of graduates produced yearly, many of whom he said are spread across the globe and doing excellently well in their various professions. Speaking further, Prof. Izevbigie said that the occasion is a testimony to the existing relationship between the would-be Alumnus of the Institution and the Church of God Mission International where Pastor Chris Oyakhilome had a close contact with the Archbishop B.A Idahosa.
Pastor Chris as he is popularly called is an illustrious son of Edo State. He worked closely with the late Archbishop B.A Idahosa after his secondary school education where he studied the remarkable and extraordinary works of the Archbishop’s ministry.
He proceeded to Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma, where he obtained a degree in Architecture. He also has a Ph.D. in Theology and Pneumatology and has received numerous awards/honors
Pastor Chris Oyakhilome is the President of Christ Embassy, also known as, “Believers Love World” which has branches across the globe. He is the Author of several books including the popular “Rhapsody of Realities”
He will be conferred with the Honorary Doctorate Degree in Divinity on Friday October 23, 2015.
Time: 10 am
Venue: University Auditorium.