The Mountain of Fire and Miracles Ministries on Saturday offered financial rewards of N91 million to its members who earned first class grades from different universities across the country.
The General Overseer of MFM, Dr. Daniel Olukoya, made the announcement in Lagos at the monthly live broadcast programme of the church, tagged, “Power Must Change Hands,”.
He said 180 first class graduates in the 2014 academic year and two others who received NYSC Presidential honours after completing the National Youth Service Corps would get N500,000 each.
Olukoya said the first class honours award, which started with 12 students, had risen to 180 and explained that it was meant to encourage hard work among students.
He said the award was put in place to reward members of MFM who were dedicated to their academic work, while also creating time to serve the Almighty God.
Mrs. Shade Olukoya, a pastor, with Prof. Bamitale Omole Vice Chancellor, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife, presented the award to the recipients.
Omole lauded the recipients for their dedication to their academic works and also serving God.
He commended the students for making themselves, families, and the church of God proud through their hard work.
Omole urged the recipients to appreciate the grace of God upon their lives and noted that many of their peers who started with them could not complete their courses for different reasons.
He called on other churches to emulate MFM by encouraging hardworking students through similar awards.
“The award is worthy of emulation, I urge other households of faith to follow MFM steps to encourage hard work,” he said.