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As Church members languish in penury… Oyedepo Emerges Only Nigerian with Private Multimillion Dollar Tarmac @ MMA

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bishopDavidOyedepoSaying that Bishop David Oyedepo is a billionaire or saying he is stupendously rich is like saying that Nigeria is a country in a continent called Africa, meaning it is an obvious fact!
A lot of people who have been following the activities of this man of God, who sits atop an auditorium that can accommodate 50,000 worshipers at a go, know that he is not new to controversies, the latest of which we are bringing your way in this edition.
How can one describe a situation whereby our loving Daddy GO is having a swell time while thousands of his followers who cannot afford just two square meals a day still look for money to contribute every Sunday to the already filled pocket of the GO? Take this for instance; the whole world already knows that Oyedepo is one of the few African pastors to acquire a private jet, but what they don’t know is that apart from owning a private jet, the landlord of Canaanland situated at Ota in Ogun State, owns a private tarmac as well!
The tarmac which operates under the name “Dominion Aviation” for the fear of being linked to Oyedepo, we gathered, is the only private tarmac in the whole of Murtala Mohammed International Airport, Lagos which in essence means Oyedepo is the only Nigerian that takes off and lands at a private tarmac!
The question that arises here, however, is why this kind of expensive and frivolous lifestyle from a man of God in the face of the biting economic situation and hardship being faced by most Nigerians, his church members inclusive while in the actual sense of it, the billions of naira constantly wasted on all this frivolity can actually be deployed into other meaningful uses that will better the lot of the masses?

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UBA Foundation Rings in The Yuletide Season, Lights Up the Lagos Marina Africa’s Global bank, United Bank for Africa, through its Corporate Social Responsibility Arm, the UBA Foundation, on Tuesday, held its annual Christmas Lighting ceremony to mark the start of the festive season. The brilliant Christmas Lights of the UBA Foundation Gardens at the UBA Head Office on the Marina in Lagos, were activated by the bank’s Group Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer, Oliver Alawuba, in a grand ceremony which was witnessed by key management staff and some customers of the bank. Alawuba, who addressed attendees at the ceremony, reiterated that the annual Lighting event is a symbol of hope for the coming year, the future and all the goodness it will bring into people’s lives. Alawuba said, “The UBA Foundation is focused on touching lives and giving back to its host communities. UBA through its foundation, the UBA Foundation desire remains is committed to improving lives in whatever way we can. We want to give back always and this event is quite symbolic as it represents the affinity we have towards our customers, employees and associates as well as our communities.” The CEO of the UBA Foundation, Mrs Bola Atta, said that the Christmas lighting ceremony was important for the Foundation adding: “Today is significant. All over the world, it is known in the advent period as Giving Tuesday. It is a time to give back to those who don’t have enough. It is a time to shine light on others, to give hope and give gifts. Today we gave out a lot of gifts and people were happy as we lit up the Foundation gardens to symbolise joy and hope. We are constantly reminded as an institution, of our promise to continue to touch lives and show kindness. In these difficult times, sharing even a little bit, goes a long way.” The lighting ceremony was attended by UBA staff members and customers who were serenaded with Christmas carols by the UBA Customer Fulfilment Centre’s choir. It ended with a guided tour around the UBA Foundation gardens on the Lagos Marina. Over the years, the UBA Foundation has been very active in creating sustainable development in its host communities and as part of its corporate social responsibility, the Foundation will be feeding tens of thousands of people across Africa during this festive season. UBA Foundation, the CSR arm of the UBA Group, is committed to the socio-economic betterment of the communities in which the bank operates, focusing on development in the areas of Education, the Environment, Economic Empowerment and other Special Projects.

2 thoughts on “As Church members languish in penury… Oyedepo Emerges Only Nigerian with Private Multimillion Dollar Tarmac @ MMA

  1. Let’s get something very clear, Oyedepo has not come to put his hands in anyone’s pocket to take out money ! Plus, he hasnt come to drag anyone from their home to be in his church so as to worship!!!!!! People without faith and knowledge are so numerous that they confuse their giving unto the Lord as giving to the GO !! Somewhere in Malachi, the Bible says bring your tithes and offering unto me so that there will be enough in my house and. …..try me if I will not open the gate of blessings unto you that there won’t be room enough and rebuke the devourer for your sake…… choice is yours if you wanna keep faith with the word of God and take him on on his words or you wanna take pastor Oyedepo on ; children of God need to stay focused and know who they are dealing with….Give according to what you can afford, and if you can’t afford nothing, ask and give thanks to God and believe he will bless you well enough to be able to give if you would love to give…..

  2. Well, all one has to do is look at the example the “mega-churches” of America presents to the world.

    “And there came a certain poor widow, and she threw in two mites, which makes a farthing. And He called UNTO HIM His disciples, and saith unto them, Verily I say unto you, That this poor widow hath cast more in, than all they which have cast into the treasury: For all THEY did cast in of their abundance; but she of her want did cast in all that she had, EVEN all her living.” Mark 12:42-44.
    And so it goes today, that the riches of the pastors in today’s megachurches are dependent on the congregations’ poor.

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