The founder and General Overseer of Omega Power Ministries (OPM), Apostle Chibuzor Chinyere has announced that he has forgiven Happie Boys – former security men he had sent on educational scholarship to Cyprus who recently accused him of aborting their educational scholarship.
Apostle Chinyere posted this on his verified Facebook page hours after the news of his loggerheads with Happie boys over ‘aborted’ Cyprus scholarship surfaced online. The Port Harcourt based preacher is known for his charity interventions, especially granting overseas scholarships to thousands of children from indigent homes in Nigeria.
Happie Boys were sent to Cyprus in 2022 by Apostle Chibuzor Chinyere after they were sacked for dancing on duty at the security post at Chicken Republic. Months after resuming school in Cyprus, the boys claimed through a video posted on their Intagram page that the scholarship only lasted for six months and that they were out of school and homeless on the street of Cyprus. The video attracted mixed reactions from the Nigerian public.
Happie boys later shared a voicenote allegedly sent to them by Apostle Chibuzor. The man of God can be heard in the voicenote laying curses on the boys for being ungrateful to him for using tithes and offerings to sponsor their education in Cyprus.
A member of OPM who responded to REPORT AFRIQUE and craved anonmity explained that the church had cancelled all overseas scholarship in 2022 following the sudden rise dollar rate to naira.
” It is common knowledge that the exhange rate in Nigerian spiked in 2022 causing many businesses to shutdown, including government policies. Hence, the church had announced a cancellation of all overseas scholarships and students were asked to return to continue their studies in Nigeria or in the Republic of Benin. However, some of them stubbornly refused to return home” She said.
The man of God , however, caused a twist in the issue when he made it known that he had forgiven the boys and restored their scholarship late Tuesday night.
Read the post by Apostle Chibuzor below:
”I am Apostle Chibuzor Gift Chinyere, General Overseer of Omega Power Ministries (OPM).
I feel humbled by the level of appreciation I received from well meaning Nigerians on my good works in improving the lives of less privileged in Nigeria.
We all know the story of happy boys and how I intervened by sending them to Cyprus for studies. I felt at their age what they need is education not to work as security.
Because of the Dollar rate, which became a heavy financial burden on me in paying school fees for over 4,000 persons on my scholarship programme, I stopped funding to Wait and see if the dollar will come down. I also communicated to every parents and gave them options either to return to Nigeria and continue their studies or Benin Republic.
Now Because of God and as a father I have decided to forgive happy boys on whatever thing they Posted against me and the church. On this note I have decided to restore their scholarship to continue in any university in Nigeria or University in Benin Republic.
I have instructed the matron who I employed to take care of them to arrange their ticket to return to Nigeria.”