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January 13, 2017 Raphael Adenaike
Sacked FRC Boss Was Redeemed Pastor, Vowed To Remove Adeboye – RCCG Reveals
The Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) has revealed how the sacked Executive Secretary/Chief Executive Officer of the Financial Reporting Council of Nigeria, FRCN, Jim Obazee, vowed to remove the General Overseer of the church, Pastor Enoch Adeboye before resignation.
A statement by RCCG Head of Media and Public Relations, Pastor Segun Adegbiji on Thursday also confirmed that the embattled Obazee was a zonal pastor with RCCG.
He recalled that Adeboye sometime ago noticed some infractions and sent for Obazee, who was then a zonal pastor.
The statment said Obazee replied that he was in his office and if Pastor Adeboye really wanted to see him, he knew where to reach him.
It said despite efforts to get Obazee to honour the invitations, the former FRC boss refused to show up and resorted to subtle threats.
It further noted that the General Overseer does nothing without consulting God.
Continuing he said, “God may have decided to carry out the reforms for a purpose though such appointments were not new to a growing church like RCCG which has branches in 192 nations of the world.
“The newly appointed country overseer, Pastor Joseph Obayemi may remain the overseer in charge of Nigeria operating from his current regional headquarters in Somolu in Lagos.
“The national headquarters of the church remains in Ebute Metta, Lagos, while the global headquarters is at the Redemption Camp, but the new country overseer, Pastor Obayemi may not immediately move to the Ebute Metta headquarters because it will be administratively inconvenient for him to operate from the headquarters of another region.
“The General Overseer has not stepped down. He is still the General Overseer of the church and the announcement has not diminished his schedule across the globe.”