- Former Senate president David Mark has built a 3,000-seat capacity building for St. Augustine Catholic Church
- Mark donated the church to his community Oturkpo in Benue state
- The former Senate president said he will serve God and humanity for the rest of his life
Nigeria’s former Senate president David Mark has built a church on behalf of his community, Oturkpo, in Benue state.
According to a report, the 3,000-seat capacity building for St. Augustine Catholic Church would be formally dedicated on Saturday, January 13.
Mark said: ''I am fulfilled and humbled because God has used me as an instrument for the realization of this church.
''“I thank the Almighty God for his faithfulness, mercy, grace and blessing on me and my family. I can never quantify or measure his kindness and blessing. I will serve God and humanity for the rest of my life.''
Corruption investigation of the former Senate president continues by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) as the construction and dedication of the church come up.
It was learnt that the EFCC said Mark mismanaged government funds during his tenure as Senate president and also procured a public property without following due process.
Mark is also being probed by the presidential committee on the recovery of stolen government property.
Meanwhile, NAIJ.com had reported that the Deeper Life Christian Church completed its main auditorium located at the church’s headquarters in Gbagada area of Lagos state and it is valued at over N5 billion (about $16 million).
The 30,000 capacity church project which had gone on for about 13 years is said to be the fourth largest completed church auditorium in the world.
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