Apostle Chibuzor Gift Chinyere, the General Overseer of Omega Power Ministry, OPM, based in Port Harcourt, has finally reacted to the allegations made against him by former security guards, Happie Boys whom he offered help last year.
The viral duo, Matthew Precious Kelechi and Amakor Johnson, who were sacked last year by the Chicken Republic Fast Food, had few days ago publicly called out the clergyman turned philanthropist, accusing him of discontinuing their fully funded scholarship and allegedly leaving them without assistance in Cyprus.
Reacting to the accusations, Apostle Chibuzor took to his Facebook page to provide his side of the story.
He revealed that he had paused the funding of their scholarship due to the increased dollar rate, which had placed a significant financial burden on him.
The clergyman explained that he has more than 4,000 individuals on his scholarship programs, and the escalating costs became overwhelming.
Apostle Chibuzor clarified that the scholarship halt affected other students as well, and he had communicated the situation to their parents.
He offered them the alternative of allowing their children to continue their studies at any university in Nigeria or Benin Republic, considering the financial constraints he faced.
Despite the manner in which Happie Boys handled the situation, Apostle Chibuzor expressed his forgiveness towards them.
He expressed his willingness to restore their scholarship at any university in Nigeria or Benin Republic.
Additionally, he assured that necessary arrangements were being made for the duo to return to Nigeria.
We all know the story of happy boys and how I intervened by sending them to Cyprus for studies. I felt at their age what they need is education not to work as security.
Because of the Dollar rate, which became a heavy financial burden on me in paying school fees for over 4,000 persons on my scholarship programme, I stopped funding to Wait and see if the dollar will come down.
“I also communicated to every parent and gave them options either to return to Nigeria and continue their studies or go to Benin Republic. Now, because of God and as a father, I have decided to forgive Happie Boys for whatever they posted against me and the church. On this note, I have decided to restore their scholarship to continue in any university in Nigeria or Benin Republic. I have instructed the matron, whom I employed to take care of them, to arrange their ticket to return to Nigeria.”