The General Overseer of Omega Fire Ministries International, Apostle Johnson Suleman, was on Tuesday conferred with an ‘Award and Key Of The State of South Carolina’.
The award bestows a honourary citizenship of South Carolina on the recipient.
Rep. John Richard C. King, the leader of the delegation that bestowed the award, said it is in recognition of Apostle Suleman’s contribution to humanity.
He said “Apostle Suleman won this highest honour not only because he is noted as a great social worker with outstanding performances in outreach programmes but also his passion for giving without borders.”
Another member of the delegation said “Apostle Suleman is so privileged because there are a lot of people out there who are equally blessed if not more but are not willing to do.”
Accepting the award, the clergyman expressed his thanks for the honour and dedicated the award to God, his partner, Dr Lizzy Johnson Suleman and members of the Omega Fire Ministries.
Excerpts from the letter as obtained by Vanguard Newspaper: “We would like to confer upon you the Honorary Citizenship of South Carolina for being an accomplished humanitarian. This is the highest honour given to non-residents of the State of South Carolina.
“We look forward to hosting you at the South Carolina State Capitol and exploring future partnerships with you and the State of South Carolina.”
Apostle Suleman is also expected to have a meeting with Senators representing the State later tonight.
The meeting is expected to have in attendance the South Carolina representative, Rep John C. King and other lawmakers in attendance.
Commenting on the award, Phrank Shaibu, the recipient’s communications manager, said: “We are grateful and elated that the message of salvation, love and compassion which the servant of God has taken to the United States of America and other parts of the world has been widely accepted and bearing fruits. This honour by the State of South Carolina bears testimony to this reality.”
The event took place at the Faithful Centre Bible Church, Inglewood, California where Apostle Suleman is holding the region’s edition of his ministry’s life-changing crusade tagged ‘Help From Above’.