The General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), Pastor Enoch Adeboye, commissioned the University of Ibadan Zoological Garden with prayers to God to make the garden a miracle centre.
Adeboye, who was accompanied by some elders of the church including Prof. Fola Aboaba and Felix Ohiwerei, prayed God to shower miracles on anyone that visits the garden from today.
Adeboye donated N25 million for the upgrade of the garden among other corporate bodies and notable individuals when he learnt of the plan to address it some years ago.
The cleric, popularly referred to as “Daddy G. O.” by his followers and admirers, explained his love for animals, saying God created them before man. He added that unlike man, animals are predictable.
The Vice Chancellor of the university, Prof. Isaac Adewole, hailed the priest for his special love for the entire university.
The Director of the garden, Dr Morohunkeji Olajumoke, listed other benefactors to include Seven Up Bottling Company Ltd, CocaCola, Nigerian Breweries and several individuals.
She said the garden has “undergone tremendous transformation in its drive towards international standards”, adding that the dream has become a reality.