Nigeria: 180 First Class University Graduates are awarded N91 Million by Pastor


  Daniel Olukoya, General Overseer of Mountain of Fire and Miracles Ministries (Photo: Testimony 1)

Originally posted in Testimony 1

Mountain of Fire and Miracles Ministries (MFM) on Saturday announced that it is giving financial rewards of N91 million (R5.8 million) to its members who graduated with first class from different universities across the country.

General Overseer of MFM, Daniel Olukoya, made the announcement in Lagos at the monthly live broadcast programme of the church, tagged, “Power Must Change Hands,” which was monitored in Abuja.

He said 180 first class graduates in the 2014 academic year and two others who received NYSC Presidential honors after completing the National Youth Service Corps would get N500, 000 (R32 041) each.

Olukoya said the first class honors 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.

Shade Olukoya, a pastor, alongside 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.


  1. Hugh G Wetmore

    I commend Pastor Olukoya for his theme “Power must change hands”, in encouraging future leadership in his church, and in Nigeria as a nation. Too often those who gain power grasp it with tight fists. Succession Planning is part of God’s Agenda … Moses > Joshua being the prime, most detailed example. Power, or Influence, is best stewarded with a humble servant-heart.

  2. Peter McGregor

    Scripture clearly states that “No man can serve two masters;for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon.” (Matt. 6v.24).