The General Overseer of Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG Worldwide) Pastor Eunuch Adeboye yesterday alerted that the APC government of President Muhammadu Buhari is interfering too much in the affairs of the church.
Adeboye made the disclosure at the annual Ministers Thanksgiving service held at the Redemption Campwhere he also announced a new leadership structure for RCCG Nigeria, to be led by Pastor Joseph Obayemi.
In the course of the service,Adeboye told the gathering that the federal government of Nigeria under President Buhari has, lately, formed the habit of interfering in the affairs of the Church.
He recounted how the government forced the RCCG to abandoned the robust retirement package for their Pastors, where full time Pastors who retired from the employ of the Church collect their full salary and benefits till death, to adopt a statutory contributory pension scheme which has resulted in Pastors, both those in active service and retirees, earning far less than they should have earned under the old scheme.
Similarly, Adeboye dwelt on the issue of how Christians are not taking advantage of their numerical strength to determine who becomes a political leader.
He explained that the apathetic attitude of Christians has led to a situation where leaders are now imposed on them.
His admonition, “When you get home, tell every member of the Redeemed Christian Church of God to go and register for a Political Party. I want every member to be a Card carrying member of a political party.”
“You can register for any party of your choice, but by all means, register. If you register, you will have to attend your party meetings at the Ward level.