What is govt’s business with church general overseers – Fani-Kayode
The former minister of aviation Femi Fani-Kayode has condemned government’s interference with activities of churches.
Fani-Kayode speaking on the recent resignation of the general overseer of The Redeemed Christian Church of God Enoch Adeboye said the Nigerian government is bent on attacking churches.
The former minister’s statement comes after the federal government released a new Financial Reporting Council of Nigeria (FRCN) law moderating the activities of churches and its leaders.
The new law allows specifically limited tenure for general overseers of churches to 20 years or 70 years of age.
The first to comply with this law is the Pastor Adeboye.
Over the weekend, the RCCG released a statement announcing the resignation of Adeboye as the general overseer of the church in Nigeria.
The statement also said that Pastor Joseph Obayemi is to become the new National Overseer of the church, while Adeboye take position as the general overseer of the church worldwide.
But condemning this, Fani-Kayode in a tweet said the law is an attack on Nigerian churches.
He also asked what business the federal government has which churches.
See Fani-Kayode’s tweet below:
The law that says G.O's of Churches who have been there for 20 yrs must go is an attack on the Church.What is govt's business with Churches?
— Femi Fani-Kayode (@realFFK) January 9, 2017