For his support for Sports and youth empowerment across Africa, the General Overseer, Mountain Of Fire and Miracles Ministries (MFM) Worldwide, Dr Daniel Olukoya was honored on Tuesday in his office in Lagos by African Youth Global Network, an umbrella body for youths from 27 African countries, a Non Governmental Organization (NGO) with headquarters in Ghana.
The team which was led to the Yaba headquarters of MFM by its Director of Programmes in Ghana, Dr John Nelson, presented the Nelson Mandela Pan-African Life Time Achievers Hall Of Fame Honour and Icon of True Silent Mega Philanthropist In Africa award to Dr Olukoya for his selfless service to humanity and the youths in particular.
TORCH BEARERS . . . The General Overseer, Mountain Of Fire and Miracles Ministries (MFM) Worldwide, Dr Daniel Olukoya (L) and Mr Godwin Enakhena, Director of Sports, MFM Worldwide receiving their awards in Lagos by African Youth Global Network.
“Your support and investment in the youths of Africa is unprecedented. No wonder you are highly respected across the continent and beyond.
“Your blazing the trail is not only restricted to education and human capacity development, the exploits of Mountain of Fire and Miracles Ministries Football club in the Nigeria Professional Football League and in the world of sports speaks for itself.”
Responding, Dr Olukoya said he was pleasantly surprised that his little contributions to mankind was recognized and appreciated beyond the boundaries of Nigeria. He pledged to support AYGN to achieve its set objectives as long as they are geared towards positive goals.
“I am pleasantly surprised by this award and very glad that youths of Africa found me worthy to be honored. Be rest assured that we will do the much we can to support your group as long as it’s for the good of the youths”.
Meanwhile, the AYGN also used the occasion to honour Mr Godwin Enakhena, Director of Sports, MFM Worldwide with the 2016 Nelson Mandela Pan-African Exemplary Leadership Award for leading MFM to win the maiden edition of the Church World Cup in Goa, India as well as the first religious organization to play in the prestigious Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL).
In a citation, the AYGN described Mr Enakhena as a torch bearer and a beacon of hope for youths of Africa. They encouraged him to continue his good works which has made MFM Football club a household name in Africa and beyond.
In his response, the sports journalist thanked the AYGN for the award which he said is coming at a time he has been saddled with the enormous responsibility by Dr Olukoya of ensuring that other sports that MFM is involved in are as successful as football.