Pastor Adeboye retires as RCCG Nigeria Overseer
By Sewe Ishola
Pastor Enoch Adeboye of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) has announced his retirement as the Overseer of the Nigerian arm of the ministry.
Even though, social media has been agog with the news of his retirement as general overseer, a PR firm, Stealth Scounts connected to the man of God has refuted the claims in a newly issued statement.
“PASTOR E. A. ADEBOYE steps down as the Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God Nigeria.
Pastor E.A. Adeboye fondly called Daddy G.O. announces that he will be stepping down as the Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God.
It was with great shock that the congregation of all RCCG Pastors and ministers received the announcement of the General Overseer of Pastor E.A. Adeboye that he will no longer be general overseer. He immediately announced the new Overseer as Pastor J.O Obayemi, Pastor J.F Odesola as Secretary and Pastor J.A. Adeyokunnu as the new Treasurer.
The announcement was made during the church’s annual thanksgiving held at the 3km by 3km new auditorium today 7th January 2017.
He requested that the congregants pray for the new leadership after which he also pronounced blessings upon them.
Also present at the meeting was the Vice President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Prof Yemi Osibajo and other Senior Pastors of the Church.
Indeed the focal word for this year remains “SURPRISE” or how else do you describe this?”
Pastor J.O Obayemi, who has has been appointed as the Overseer for Nigeria, will now operate in the office Pastor Adeboye had hitherto been functioning.
Meanwhile, it has been reported that a new law by the Financial Regulations Council might have prompted Pastor Adeboye’s decision, even as he acknowledged that the decision was as a result of a new law that says General Overseers are to spend a certain number of years, after which they are to retire.
Adeboye, who was ordained the head of the church in 1981, said that outside the shores of Nigeria, he (Adeboye) remains the General Overseer.