by Rachel Ogbu
Governor Adams Oshiomhole’s chief of staff, Patrick Obahiagbon joined the list of Nigerians currently condemning preachers who own private jets.
The famous grammarian from Edo state posted a comment on Facebook Sunday morning saying that it was morally wrong for pastors to acquire private jets in a country where ‘millions of faithfuls sleep hungry without roofs on their heads’.
According to reports, he said:
“I cast my vote for Bishop Matthew Hassan Kukah and Pastor Tunde Bakare in their demosthenic vitriol against spiritual megalomaniacs whose modus vivendi has become increasingly byzanthine and repulsively narcissistic. We must all begin to deprecate this razzmatazz and Nestorian braggadocio in the “HOUSE OF GOD”, because when there is no difference between the values of a pastor and a typical Nigerian politician, then it’s truly a bolekaja ambience.”
Obahiagbon’s reaction came after the president of Christian Association of Nigeria, Ayo Oritsejafor acquired a private jet.
Apart from Oritsejafor who is the president of Christian Association of Nigeria, other church leaders who own private jet(s) include: Founder of Living Faith Ministries, Bishop David Oyedepo; and General Overseer of Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), Pastor Enoch Adeboye.
General Overseer of the Word of Life Bible Church, Pastor Ayo Oritsejafor, had a fortnight ago said the plane was a gift from his congregation during his 40th anniversary in the ministry celebration.