Mountain of Fire and Miracles Ministries (MFM) has continued to encourage academic excellence in Nigeria, offering financial rewards of N91 million on its members who graduated with First class Honours 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 Hand," which was monitored in Abuja.
According to him, 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. He explained that it was meant to encourage hard work among students, especially members of MFM who were dedicated to their academic work, while also creating time to serve the Almighty God.
"The award is worthy of emulation, I urge other households of faith to follow MFM steps to encourage hard work," said Prof. Bamitale Omole Vice Chancellor, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife, who presented the award to the recipients.