The General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, Pastor Enoch Adeboye has reportedly snubbed state house correspondents after Villa closed-door meeting with President Buhari at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
WITHIN NIGERIA had reported that both the President and top Nigeria cleric met behind closed doors at the President’s office.
According to report, they (Buhari and Adeboye) were later joined at the meeting by the Vice-President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo who is also a pastor at the RCCG.
Prof. Ibrahim Gambari, the Chief of Staff to the President also attended the meeting that began around 3pm and ended a few minutes after.
The top cleric, Adeboye reportedly left the presidential villa without addressing State House correspondents at the end of the meeting.
As at the time of filing this report, the Presidency had yet to issue a statement on the meeting.
However, RCCG senior pastor, Adeboye met with President Buhari at a time religious leaders and bodies were kicking against a section of the Companies and Allied Matters Act which the President signed into law on August 7, 2020.
One of the contentious aspects of the law is Section 839, which provides for religious bodies, non-governmental organisations and charity organisations to be regulated by the Registrar of the Corporate Affairs Commission and a supervising minister.
The law has been openly criticised and condemned by the leadership of the Christian Association of Nigeria and the Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigerian.
Recall that the Head of Media and Public Relations of the RCCG, Pastor Olaitan Olubiyi had in a recent interview stated that Adeboye’s position on the law was not different from that of CAN and the PFN.
Olubiyi had said, “The stand of the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God and the leadership of the church on issues like this is not always different from whatever the Christian Association of Nigeria and the Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria say.
“We always align ourselves with whatever the stand of the leadership of CAN and the PFN on issues like this is.”