by Isi Esene
The disclosure last week that members of Pastor Ayo Oritsejafor’s church presented him with a gift of a private jet to mark his birthday/40 years anniversary has thrown up a debate on how appropriate it is for religious leaders to own private jets.
Oritsejafor is just one of the mega pastors in the country who now have a private jet at his disposal, Bishop David Oyedepo of the Winners’ Chapel is known to have purchased at-least one in the last few years.
As an internet newspaper which constantly sees the need to feel the pulse of its readers on any topical issue, YNaija went on the social media network, Twitter, to get answers on the poser: Should pastors own private jets?
Let’s read what they have to say:
– @MissToe_knee: Your tweets wont stop them from flying the jet!!!!!! #pastorsjet”
– #Pastorsjet WWJD – What Would Jesus Do?
– #PastorsJet Pastors are human 2 and can be swayed by worldly things, the imp tn is for you to be wise and stop funding their excesses.
– Clergy men are over rated in this country-imagine,body guards,convoy,now PJs…9ja gotta wise up! #pastorsjet
– ….My Birthday is April 6th, I need wonderful gifts Ooº°˚ , na una mates ðey give Private Jet as Birthday gift 2 person #pastorsjet
– The church is now a place where pple are brainswashed to part with their money, Jesus no dey ‘obtain’ pple! #pastorsjet.