Federal Government prohibits Pastor Adeboye’s helicopter from flying over expired papers
Pastor Adeboye, the General Overseer of RCCG has had his helicopter confiscated by the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority due to problems with spare parts.
According to Punch News, Adeboye was barred from flying his chopper to Ibadan, Oyo State, and was forced to use Bishop Oyedepo’s chopper. Adeboye accused the government of corruption, while also accusing some citizens of attempting to bribe him.
He said: “I don’t give excuses because I have discovered long ago that only failures give excuses. But you must pray for Nigeria.
“Something must be done about corruption in this nation. All I can say is that I am this late because somebody wanted a bribe. And you know if you are expecting a bribe from me, you have to wait forever.
“But the devil has failed. And the devil will continue to fail. I decided to come by helicopter so that there won’t be a traffic jam that would tie me down on the expressway because I know what the devil could do. Then, I ran into something else. But by the grace of God, we are here.”
The Nigerian Airspace Management Agency personnel unanimously informed the Punch team that the chopper had not been cleared.
He said: “The team relating directly with Daddy G.O. should have told the man of God on time that his chopper had not been cleared by the NCAA and, as such, it couldn’t go on the Ibadan trip. They shouldn’t have waited till the last minute. The NCAA (aviation regulatory agency) that we have now is different from what it used to be. There is a new man in charge who always insists that things must be done properly as far as the safety of lives is concerned. The church’s protocol team should have told him that the NCAA has not cleared the aircraft and it may not clear it within a short time because certain procedure must be followed. As such, an alternative arrangement should have been made.”