Nigerians have taken to Twitter to react as Bishop Oyedepo rejects the application Of CAMA In churches saying it was borne out of jealousy against the church.
Bishop David Oyedepo on Sunday challenged the motive behind the decision to include religious centres and charity organisations into the Company and Allied Matters Acts (CAMA).
The law which was lately signed by the Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari declares that “the commission may by order, suspend the trustees of an association or a religious body and appoint an interim manager or managers to coordinate its affairs where it reasonably believes that there has been any misconduct or mismanagement, or where the affairs of the association are being run fraudulently or where it is necessary or desirable for the purpose of public interest.”
While talking to the members of his church, he said the ruling is due to jealousy of the church’s growth. In his words:
“The church works on the pattern delivered by God not the pattern of man. The government has no power to appoint people over churches. This is a secular nation. The church is the greatest asset of God in this country. Please be warned. Judgment is coming. The Lord says I have been still but now I will arise. Anybody that is in this deal is taking poison. This will never work. I am waiting for a day when anybody will appoint a trustee over this church… You can’t gag anybody. We own this country together. It is only in Africa that people who are over 80 years still run around to become president. I know that it is the prosperity of the church that is making them jealous. But I am going to live to see an army of many winners soar greater. In this church shall emerge one of the largest concentrations of giants on earth.”
People on social media have taken to their accounts to react this. With different individual perspectives. While some concur with what he had said, some think he is wrong and should create his own country if he can’t abide by the countries rule and regulations.
Below are the reactions:
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