A Pastor with the Living Faith Church International aka Winners Chapel, Peter Godwin, has alleged he and 40 other pastors in Ekiti State were sacked by the church for not generating enough income.
In a trending letter on social media dated June 25, 2021 by the Executive Secretary of the church, Adebisi Aboluwade, the pastors were asked to vacate their official accommodation and hand over their identity cards to their respective area pastors.
One of the letters sighted by The Nation reads: “Consequent upon the recent performance reviews which revealed that your church growth index falls below expectations.
“Please be informed that your services as a pastor in charge are no longer required from this commission with immediate effect.
“You are to vacate the official accommodation (where applicable) and hand over all properties of the ministry in your custody, including your staff identity card to the area pastor before departure.
“May you find grace for a new beginning. Peace.”
Godwin, who said he is one of the pastors affected in Ekiti State, in a trending video, said he was employed on August 28, 2020.
The pastor said, on July 1, he received a call that the state pastor wanted to see him and that he was surprised to see about 40 other pastors when he arrived.
According to him: “When I got there, I saw other pastors too, over 40 of them. So, I joined them.
“A few minutes later, we were [each] issued a letter. I opened the content of the letter to see what was there and I saw that it was a sack letter.
“So, I called the management the next day to find out what happened since I wasn’t involved in any dubious activity or evil act. I was told by the management that the church doesn’t operate at a loss.
“They also told me that the total income that is being generated from my station should be able to cater for my welfare and accommodation, so as a result of low income, I’m hereby dismissed.”
Attempts to get official reaction of the church have not been successful.
JUST IN: Bandits Abduct Zamfara Speaker’s Father
Suspected bandits have abducted the biological father of the Speaker of Zamfara state House of Assembly, Alhaji Nasiru Muazu Magarya.
The armed men also kidnapped the Speaker’s stepmother, uncle and four others in a raid on his community, Magarya in Zurmi Local Government Area of the state.
The speaker is representing Zurmi east in the assembly.
Salihu Zurmi, lawmaker representing Zurmi West in the state assembly, told Daily Trust that the armed men invaded the community on Wednesday evening.
“This is the fourth time they are attacking the community, the first one they killed some people while during the second assault they torched residential houses and carted away cows and other domestic animals,” he said.
The Director General, Press Affairs of the state House of Assembly Mustapha Jafaru Kaura told our correspondent that they would soon issue press statement on the matter.
“I’m right now with the Honourable Speaker, we will issue statement, give us some times please,” Mustapha said.
In the same vein, the spokesman of the state police command SP Muhammad Shehu said the command would soon issue press release.
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In fulfilment of the promise being made by the Ilorin South TIC Chairman Hon. Aiki during his last visitation to the site of the proposed shopping complex at Ero-Omo, the TIC Chairman has paid yet another inspection visit to the site of the modern shopping Complex.
While he commended the workers at the site for their steadfastness and commitment, Hon. Aiki reiterated the commitment of the Ilorin South Local Government administration towards the completion of the project.
The Chairman further stated that the right step being taken by the administration is an adoption of the good leadership model being laid down by the Governor of Kwara State, Mallam Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq.
While the Chairman appreciated the Governor of Kwara State, Mall. Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq, he further encouraged the residents of the community present during the inspection exercise to continue their revamped support towards the successful administration of the Governor.
The TIC Chairman train further moved around Oko-Olowo axis as well to insect some boreholes and Modern public Toilet sites as well which came as a surprise to most of the workers. While he commended the dedication of the Oko-Olowo residents he further implored them as well to stick to their continued support for the local and state Government at large making another vow to continue his good works.
The residents of Oko-Olowo area of Ilorin South LGA commended the tremendous efforts of the TIC Chairman and wished him well in his various endeavours.
The inspection exercise shall continue across all other sites as well as stated by the Chairman.
KOPAN Condoles With Former Minister Bolaji Abdullahi Over Mother’s Death
Kwara Online Publishers Association of Nigeria, KOPAN has mourned the death of Alhaja Rafat Ajeigbe Abdullahi, the Mother of the Former Minister of Sports, Bolaji Abdullahi.
KOPAN in a condolence message signed by the Association Interim Chairman, Ogbeni Hammed Adedayo Said, said;
“On behalf of the members of our prestigious association, KOPAN, we sympathise with a brother and a senior colleague, Mallam Bolaji Abdullahi, on the demise of his beloved mother, Alhaja Rafat Ajeigbe Abdullahi.”
He further said “Please accept our sincere condolences on the death of your mother! No one can replace her but Almighty can comfort you.
May Allah repose her soul. Our deepest sympathies to you and the entire Abdulahi family!”
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