Ogun State is home to the headquarters of various churches and other places of worship in Nigeria.
Many have visited Ogun State from different parts of the country as well as outside the country for religious purposes. In fact, the ‘Gateway State‘ has received top spiritual leaders in the world due to the presence of notable religious centres in the state.
Here are Top Religious Places To Visit In Ogun State
- Redemption Camp: The Redemption Camp is the camp ground and international headquarters of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), a Pentecostal Evangelical mega church situated in Mowe, Ogun State. It has one of its biggest auditorium in Shimawa, Ogun State. The camp ground is being visited annually by hundreds of thousands from different part of the country and outside Nigeria. Redemption Camp has over 5,000 houses, roads, rubbish collection, police station, hospital, supermarkets, banks, a fun fair, a post office, schools, printing press, Redeemed Bible College and a power plant. It is just a place for spiritual exercise.
- Bilikisu Sungbo’s Shrine: One of the notable religious places in Ogun State is the Bilikisu Sungbo’s Shrine. It is located in Ijebu-Ode town, Ogun State, Southwest Nigeria. The site has the Sungbo’s Eredo which is a system of defensive walls and ditches that were built in honour of an Ijebu noblewoman known as Oloye Bilikisu Sungbo. Her grave is believed to be located in Oke-Eiri, a town in a Muslim area just north of the Eredo where some Christian, Muslim and African traditionalists make a pilgrimage location. They trek anually to this site to pay tribute to Bilikisu Sungbo.
- Canaanland: is the name of the campus of Winners’ Chapel (Living Faith Church), an evangelical megachurch in Ota, Ogun State, Southwest Nigeria. Each second week of December, Canaanland sees almost a million Christian pilgrims from all over the world gather for a program called Shiloh. Sunday services see a flood of members arriving at Canaanland, and the church maintains around 350 shuttle buses that bring congregants to the church from local markets and bus stops. Canaanland is a place to be for those who seek spirituality.