Popular Lagos Church, Household of David, located at Adeniji Jones in Ikeja, was on Wednesday razed by fire just a few hours to its annual conference.
The multi-million auditorium of the church, housing thousands of worshippers, was totally burned down, leaving nothing to salvage.
Reacting to the development, the Lagos State Fire and Rescue Services, said the fire emanated from the ceiling of the church and later spread into the auditorium.
The church planned to hold its Mercy Conference from January 31, 2024, through February 4, 2024, with many pentecostal preachers like Joshua Selman, Isaac Oyedepo, Godman Akinlabi, and Yemi Davids billed to minister during the meeting.
Meanwhile, the National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA, has confirmed the incident.
The agency said on its X handle that responders successfully extinguished the fire, which originated at the rear end of the church.
NEMA added that the fire went unnoticed by church workers but was brought to their attention by passersby.
“Thankfully, no injuries or casualties were reported. The church, leased and insured, had organised a 5-day crusade starting this evening and ending on February 4, 2024,” it said.