It was another glorious occasion as the man of God and President of the BLW Nation, Rev. (Dr.) Chris Oyakhilome, was conferred with the Doctor of Divinity (Honoris Causa) honorary degree at the Benson Idahosa University, Benin, Nigeria. The rare and significant distinction follows closely on the heels of the June 11 convocation ceremony, where Pastor Chris was honored with the Doctor of Science degree by his alma mater, Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma, Nigeria.
The highly esteemed BLW CEC Members and Directors, several school officials and other high ranking academics and prominent political dignitaries from across the nation were present with the students of the University at the Peniel Chapel to witness the day’s auspicious ceremony.
The proceedings of the special convocation ceremony for Pastor Chris at the Benson Idahosa University, Benin, Nigeria began in earnest, as the awardee, Rev. (Dr.) Chris Oyakhilome arrived the venue, and was accompanied by a regal procession of high ranking university officials and the CEC members of the BLW Nation. The ceremony was also graced by the addresses from the representative of the Governor of Edo State, and the Vice Chancellor of the University, Prof. Ernest B. Izevbigie FNAI, and some other important dignitaries. Addressing Rev. (Dr.) Chris Oyakhilome, the Chancellor of the university, Archbishop (Dr.) M.E Benson-Idahosa remarked, “A prophet is without honor in his own home but we have decided to honor you and let the world see that you are honored even in your own home.”
Uncontrollable shouts of excitement rang throughout the Peniel Chapel as the man of God, Pastor Chris, was bestowed with the Doctor of Divinity degree at the Benson Idahosa University. The moments leading up to Pastor Chris being dressed in the ceremonial robe and hat were some of the most surreal in the program as the University Orator “sang” the praises of the dear man of God. Everyone stood in awe of the wonder that the BLW President has become to the whole world as one testimony of God’s greatness was shared on the heels of the other.
Check out some of the pictures from the event below: