The founder of Good Tidings Bible Church International (GTBCI), Pastor Dayo Olutayo, has sunk and commissioned five boreholes in five communities within the FCT to celebrate his 50 birthday.
Speaking with journalists at the commissioning of the projects located in Kuje, Zuba, Kaba (Kubwa), Nyanya and Koroduma respectively over the weekend, Olutayo said the gesture had no political undertones but borne out of a desire to undertake a project that will have direct impact on the lives of the people.
"We have not come to campaign for elections and the money for this did not come from the government. This is built from money people gave to me for my birthday and I want to share this to the various communities.
"For those who know me, my life is about compassion. This is what I am born for so I saw the occasion of my birthday as a platform to reach out to the less privileged people," he said.
The cleric observed that while the government was doing a lot to ensure that all Nigerians have access to safe water, there was still a lot to be done.
"Constant power supply to benefitting communities will not only support the initiative but will ensure constant water supply to the benefitting communities. I cannot supply power to the community but if government supplies power, it will enhance and support our initiative," he added.
Olutayo appealed to well to do individuals to be their brothers' keeper because, "whatever God has given to you is actually entrusted to you. So, if you have more than one, share the other with someone else," adding that other programmes earmarked for his golden jubilee include free medical outreach, feeding of orphans and a thanksgiving service.
Wife of the cleric, Pastor Bolu Olutayo, said assisting the needy in whatever way is an instruction from God who said in his word that, "it is more blessed to give than to receive," adding that it was a privilege to be of assistance to others.