WHEN two Christian ministries deliberately chose to have themselves sandwiched in the midst of a bar and nightclub located in two close buildings on Akowonjo Road, Egbeda, in the Egbeda-Akowonjo LCDA of Alimosho LGA, you wonder whether the owners of the churches are not bothered with being so labelled.
One of the religious bodies, Christ Church International Ministry is practically submerged amid ‘countless’ business offices that surround it. Though the majority of the open spaces in the building are rented as gaming centres, hotels, a lounge and a bar, two rooms on the upper part of the building are being used as a church: Redeemed Christian Church of God, Cornerstone Assembly.
But there seems to be no cause for alarm, as owners and pastors of the churches, as well as the operators of the lounges, bars, hotels, and clubs are far from being bothered by what many moralists would ordinarily be worried about. Instead, they see their relationship as symbiotic.
During the day, the spaces are used as business centres where buying and selling take place. But during the night, the scene suddenly changes to something else, as patrons troop to the nightclub and bar to relax. Commercial sex workers could be seen milling around the place in seductive outfits, from the beginning of the first block to the second.
Many times, the entrance of the church is turned into a negotiating spot for their fleshly offers. In fact, sources say that sometimes some of them do the act right there, at the often-locked entrance of the church and simply walk away after it might have been over without feeling guilty. That way, what was supposed to be a ‘holy’ entrance is desecrated with frolicking acts, cigarettes, used condoms, and the smell of alcohol.
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