Prophet Daddy Hezekiah

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Daddy Hezekiah[edit]

Daddy Hezekiah (born October 11) is a renowned Nigerian Christian clergy and philanthropist, – an anointed prophet by calling – he is the founder and leader, Living Christ Mission Inc., and Chancellor, Hezekiah University, Umudi, Nigeria. Daddy Hezekiah is the builder of two magnificent temples at the headquarters of Living Christ Mission Inc., both with capacities of 75,000 (Onitsha, Anambra State) and 55,000 (Nkwerre, Imo State), respectively. Daddy Hezekiah believes in fairness, justices, mercy, salvation, holiness, righteousness and has gone on to live and preach same. He is a distinguished Nigerian with an unprecedented record of selfless philanthropic service to humanity in Nigeria and beyond, and is highly dedicated in His service to God and humanity. He trained hundreds of people through his scholarship scheme at various academic and vocational levels including bachelors, master, PhD and professorship respectively. A firm believer in female education, he promotes same through his scholarship scheme in which many females have benefited (as well as men) and are still benefiting to date. He habitually pays the bills of the less privileged, widows, orphans and special citizens/physically challenged (disabled people). He donated $30, 000 (USD) to the government and people of United States of America towards rebuilding the World Trade Centre in New York, assisting the victims of the 11 September 2001 terrorist attack, and /or for any other useful purpose. He also donated the sum of $20, 000 (USD) to the government and people of Israel towards assisting the refugees who run to Israel from Southern Lebanon and/or for any other useful purpose. In 1997, Daddy Hezekiah rebuilt a central mosque razed during an intertribal clash, for Muslims in Onitsha, Anambra State. He also built singlehanded the first and only private university in Imo State, Hezekiah University, which has the lowest tuition fees amongst all private universities in Nigeria.


Early life[edit]

Daddy Hezekiah was born to His Worship, Nze Obadiah Amadi Onukogu and Madam Mary Onukogu in Calabar, Cross River State of Nigeria. His father, a Nigerian Chief Superintendent of Police who was trained in England, attended the Wakefield College and went on to become a magistrate. He attended the Township Primary School, Port Harcourt, Rivers State, St. Paul’s Central School Nkwerre, Imo State and St Augustine’s Grammar School, Nkwerre, Imo State. He subsequently proceeded to the University of Zambia, Lusaka for his BSc. in Industrial Chemistry. During his childhood and youth years, he was noted for being hardworking and intelligent, academically and otherwise. He was intellectually sound and positively outstanding. He helped the feeble and elderly with domestic chores, and always helped out with sanctuary work at his local church.

Life in Zambia[edit]

Daddy Hezekiah attended the University of Zambia, Lusaka, and was the first foreigner to hold the post of Chairman of the Scripture Union for four years/ till his final year. He converted many students and lectures while there. His spiritual exploits were so gargantuan that it caught the attention of the then president of Zambia, President Kenneth Kaunda, who invited him to pray for him, his cabinet and entire country, in November of 1979.

Career[edit]

Upon his return from Zambia in 1980, he did the stipulated National Youth Service with the National Youth Service Corp (NYSC) whereupon he was posted to Inland Girls’ Secondary School, Onitsha, Anambra State, where he was engaged as a Mathematics teacher. He was retained by the State’s Ministry of Education after his Youth Service.

He later taught at the Nkwelle-Ezunaka Girls’ Secondary School and Umeleri High School (Technical), Umuleri, Anambra State.

He rose to the level of Vice Principal Academics in 1987, before his voluntary retirement in 2003 to enable him concentrate on his ministerial works.

Daddy Hezekiah has a number of limited liability companies, the proceeds of which enable him carry out church projects and various philanthropic works, hence there is no levy in his church – Living Christ Mission. His companies are also a source of employment for many.

Service to God and humanity, and Philanthropy[edit]

Scholarship scheme: Daddy Hezekiah has been and still is the ticket out of illiteracy for thousands of people through his scholarship scheme. His scholarship scheme covers all the various levels of education – nursery, primary, secondary and tertiary education inclusive of post graduate and vocational studies. Through his scholarship scheme he has raised doctors, nurses, lawyers, teachers, engineers, caterers, educationalists and a host of others. He also gave a N50,000,000 (fifty million naira) scholarship to the first 500 (five hundred) pioneer students at his university – Hezekiah University. The 2016/2017 academic session students also enjoyed a N65,000 (sixty-five thousand naira) scholarship each, at his university.


Housing scheme /housing and accommodation: Daddy Hezekiah accommodates/houses and feeds over four hundred (400) people on a daily basis. He pays the rent for some at choice areas such as Abuja FCT, Lagos, Imo, and Anambra States, etc. He even built houses for some who were destitute and orphaned, among others, such as one Miss Uloma Iheanacho (an orphan) at Nkwerre LGA, Imo State, (2016), the Emekowa family in Ogwa LGA, Imo State (2012), Mrs Ogbogu, a widow, in Nkwerre Imo State, in 2001, Prof. Emenalo – a professor of mathematics – in Ohaji Egbema LGA, Imo State, among others, while providing adequate food, clean water, shelter, alternative power supply when there is power outage, and other essentials for hundreds, some of whom reside at most of his premises including the church premises.


International Aids: In April 2002, he donated the sum of $30, 000 (USD) to the government and people of the United States of America towards rebuilding the World Trade Centre in New York, assisting the victims of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attack, and /or for any other useful purpose. He also donated the sum of $20, 000 (USD), in the same year, to the government and people of Israel towards assisting the refugees who run to Israel from Southern Lebanon and/or for any other useful purpose.


Local Aids and support of Government/other denomination projects: Daddy Hezekiah has made several cash and kind donations towards the advancement of education, support for governmental projects and to denominations, orphanages/motherless babies’ homes, the payment of hospital bills, building of houses for the destitute and sponsoring the burials of some whom their families are too poor to bury, etc. such donations include a donation of N300,000 to the Inland Girls’ Secondary School in Onitsha, Anambra State towards the construction of a science block, in September of 1995. In 1997, he donated thousands of naira to the Roman Catholic Charismatic Movement towards the purchase of a bus. In December 2000, he donated the sum of N550,000 to the Imo State Broadcasting Corporation. In February 2002, He donated a 150 KVA capacity generator to the Student Christian Movement (SCM), Alvan Ikoku College of Education, Owerri, Imo State, for fellowships and crusades. On April 14, 2005, he donated a N3.5 million ICT Centre to the Chemical Society of Nigeria, Anambra chapter of Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka. In 2005, he made a donation of N50,000 to the Anglican Girls’ Secondary School, Onitsha, for the purchase of building materials to rehabilitate the dilapidated structures in the school and a set of sophisticated computer. He further donated, in the same year, the sum of N20,000,000 (twenty million naira, equivalent to £80,000 then) to the African States University of Science and Technology (ASUTECH), as well as other donations to other academic institution.


Achievements[edit]

Daddy Hezekiah has built 2 magnificent temples in Anambra and Imo State, both of which are wonders of the world and tourist centres. The edifice in Onitsha is a 75,000 capacity temple while that in Nkwerre is a 55,000 capacity. A 40,000 capacity temple is presently under way in Owerri, Imo State.

Daddy Hezekiah built a world-class university single-handed. The university, known as Hezekiah University received its licence and approval from the Federal Executive Council (FEC) April 29, 2015 and May 7, 2015 respectively. The university welcomed its first set of students in autumn of 2015 and is still going strong. Daddy Hezekiah also built three nursery and primary schools in Imo and Anambra States. The Living Christ Nursey and Primary Schools are located in Nkwerre LGA, Imo State (Est. 1992), Owerri Imo State (Est. 1994), and in Onitsha, Anambra State (Est. 1998), all of which are government approved.

Organisations founded by Daddy Hezekiah[edit]

From the year 1991 to 1996, the following organisations were founded by Daddy Hezekiah:

• National Union of Journalist (NUJ), Living Christ Mission Chapter

• Press Association of Living Christ Mission Inc.

• Nigerian Red Cross, Living Christ Mission Inc. Detachment

• Man O’War, Hez Unit, Living Christ Mission Inc.

• Boys Scout of Nigeria, 35th Onitsha Group, Living Christ Mission Inc.

• Girl Guides of Nigeria, 5th Company, Living Christ Mission Inc.

• Boys Brigade of Nigeria, 29th Onitsha Company, Living Christ Mission Inc.

• Girls Brigade of Nigeria, 151st Onitsha Company, Living Christ Mission Inc.

Hobbies[edit]

Daddy Hezekiah loves reading, singing and sports. He is also a former star footballer, hockey player, seasoned boxer and high jumper. He has coached youths in football.

Honours and Awards[edit]

Daddy Hezekiah has received a plethora of awards owing to his benevolence, goodness, kindness, charitable works, massive philanthropy and numerous good deeds. Some of his awards include but are not limited to the following: Year Award By 2016 Patron of Ambassadors for Peace by the Universal Peace Federation International (Ambassadors for Peace in Nigeria)

2016 Anapi Mangaji Allah (Prophet of the Most High God) by the Traditional Rulers of Northern Nigeria

2010 Justice for peace (JP) United Nations POLAC Peace Organisation

2010 Ambassador for Peace by the International Peace Federation

2010 Millennium Development Ambassador Teachers Without Boarders (an affiliate of the United Nations)

2009 Grand Patron of the Joint National Association of Disabled persons Joint National Association of Disabled persons, Nkwerre, Imo State Chapter for his wonderful contributions to humanity

2008 Member of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (MFR) A national award bestowed on him by President Umar Yar’Adua, GCFR.

2008 The reliever of Rural Women’s pain and provider for the youths the Woman World Summit Foundation(WWSF), Geneva Switzerland in conjunction with the Committed Advocates of Sustainable Development and Youth Advancement(CASDYA) to mark World Rural Women’s day

2008 The Greatest Philanthropic Man the Imo Association of Orphans

2007 Development in Nigeria merit award People State and Resource (PSR) Magazine

2005 Award of recognition as “Friend of Nigeria Institute of Public Relations. This award is “strictly reserved for men and women who have distinguished themselves in their field of endeavour and have contributed to the advancement of Public Relations Professions” Nigeria Institute of Public Relations

2004 Lion of the Tribe of Igbo (Odum Ebo Igbo) – a chieftaincy title Eze H.N. Ohazulike (Omereoha, Eze Mkpume II), the Eze Ndi Igbo of Lagos State and President General, Ndi Eze Ndi Igbo N’uzo Ije (Diaspora) with membership of Council of Chiefs.

2004 Merit Award for promotion of sports Sport Writers Association of Nigeria (SWAN)

2003 Noble Father of the Nigerian Youths the Nigeria Youth Organization

2003 Special merit award in recognition and appreciation for his meritorious services towards youth development in Nigeria (NFNY) Nigerian Christian Youth Movement (NCYM)

2003 Dedication and renaming of the Yellow House at Inland Girls’ Secondary School to Daddy Hezekiah as Daddy Hezekiah House. Principal and Staff Inland Girls’ Secondary School, Onitsha, Anambra State, in recognition of his generous disposition and contributions to the welfare and development of the school.

2002 Certificate of thanks and appreciation in recognition of services rendered to scouting. Scout Association of Nigeria, Anambra State Scout Council

2002 Certificate of Patronship and Grand Lord (Grand Patron) in recognition of his meritorious contributions to the Acting Industry, Humanity and Life Actors Guild of Nigeria

2000 Spiritual Father and Grand Patron The Spinal Cord Injuries Association of Nigeria (SCIAN), Imo State Chapter

2000 Spiritual Father Disabled and Less Privileged Persons in Imo State

1998 Patron, Nigeria Union of Journalist, Onitsha Federated Chapel Nigeria Union of Journalist, Onitsha Federated Chapel

1998 Patron, Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, Anambra State Command. Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, Anambra State Command.

1995 Patron of the Nigerian Red Cross Society, Onitsha Zone the Nigerian Red Cross Society, Onitsha Zone


Some wise sayings of Daddy Hezekiah[edit]

• If you are wrong and accept that you are wrong and simply say, “I am sorry”, the wise will praise your courage and truthfulness.


• As a human being who is not perfect and is bound to make mistakes, you should be ready to accept correction at all times.


• If you are too big to worship God, then you will be too big to receive anything from Him.


• You should endeavour to be humble because it will help you learn good things from others, accept correction and believe that someone may be better or greater than you.


• Do not be proud or wise in your own eyes so that people will be very free to discuss with you and correct you when you are wrong.


• If you are proud and wicked and forbid people from expressing their opinion when discussing with you because you feel you are the wisest man, a time will come when you will have no visitors and you will be alone because people will be avoiding you.


• A wise person will encourage division of labour and will always do the much he could and allow others to do their own portion.


• In every matter, the best thing for a man to do, especially a child of God, is to say the truth, because the Almighty knows the truth and sees everything.


• You should always help and support your neighbours or colleagues and you should always wish them well.


• If you trust man who deteriorates, he will give you imperfect and deteriorating things.


• Please, do not make a shipwreck of your conscience by accepting money or any form of gift from anyone no matter how highly or lowly placed in order to cover up an evil act.


• You should be content and manage with the little or much God gives you.


• It is very unfortunate that many people, especially the youth risk their lives because of money. For example, some swallow some hard drugs like cocaine, opium, etc. in order to pass them out and resell. In some cases, the drugs burst in their stomach and some would die, while some would be saved through operation. Indeed, many people love money more than their lives.


• To give is divine and to withhold is human.


• For one to share what one has with others very happily, freely and cheerfully is divine but to be stingy is human.


• From childhood I have observed in most cases that when a rich (wealthy) man breaks the law no one takes it seriously and so he is not punished and nothing will happen to him, but when the poor, less privileged persons and those who have no one to defend them or speak on their behalf break the law they will be punished. This is very unfair and unacceptable to the Almighty God.


• When I see how the rich and the wealthy men behave in society, sometimes oppressing the poor, bribing their way through, doing whatever they like and getting away with it, I am persuaded to conclude that the law is not meant for them but for only the poor, less privileged persons and those who have no one to fight for or defend them or even speak on their behalf.


• If you want to be popular and acceptable in a good family or society, you should avoid (eschew) jealousy, wickedness, greed, selfishness, gossiping and slandering and you should have regard and respect for your fellow responsible human beings.


• If your neighbour or colleague does anything wrongly or makes mistakes, do not talk behind him or run him down, rather you should correct him with love and humility and talk over issues face to face.


• You should always be watchful, doing the will of God, praying at all times in the spirit.


• If people prove you to be a habitual liar, any day you say the truth no one will believe you. To avoid this, always say the truth.


• If God calls you, answer Him. If you don’t, He will not answer you when you call Him in times of trouble.


• We are not engineers that manufacture cars but we can start and drive them by obeying simple instructions. In the same way, you will experience the goodness of God fully if you obey His word.


• Any religion that encourages the shedding of innocent blood is not of God.


• A living church is characterised by three (3) divine phenomena: preaching the word of God, praying and praises. A church in which any of these is lacking is a dead church.


• Before you enter a foreign country such as the USA, you must have all your papers such as air ticket, visa and passport. In same way, your heavenly travelling requirements are righteousness, holiness and the stamping by Jesus Christ with His Precious Blood.


• Generally, people spend five or six days of the week working or trading. Unfortunately, the only day dedicated for the worshipping of God our creator, people use it to do personal things such as playing tennis, washing clothes, receiving visitors, going to parties, etc. This is unfair. We cannot cheat or deceive God.


References[edit]

1. http://www.livingchristmission.com

2. http://www.hezekiah.edu.ng

3. Adaemaechi, Ben C., (2007). Portrait of a Spiritual Giant: The Biography of His Grace, The Most Rev. Prof. Daddy Hezekiah. pp. 7-11. ISBN 978-2709-26-3

4. Living Christ News publications

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