The controversy over the companies and allied acts (CAMA) signed into law by president Buhari which gives the government powers to appoint board of trustees to checkmate the finances of religious organizations in Nigeria has continued to generate comments, oyogist.com reports.
The presiding Bishop of winners chapel, David Oyedepo kicked against the new act during his recent sermon, saying the act was borne out of jealousy, because of the prosperity of the Church in Nigeria.
However, aide to the president on social media, Lauretta Onochie hit back at the man of God via her social media page. She said if the he cannot obey the law of the land, he is free to go and manufacture his own country and live by his own laws.
Now, another controversial Nigerian preacher, Pastor Sunday Adelaja, who is a strong critic of Nigerian church leaders, has weighed in on the CAMA controversy.
Pastor Adelaja, who does not want the CAMA abolished shared an old video where he backed a call by an economic analyst, Bismarck Riwane, that the church in Nigeria lacked accountability for its finances.
He said it is an indictment on the Church and church leaders in Nigeria that questions could be raised about their transparency and accountability. He called on them to embrace accountability to show they are not afraid of anything.
Meanwhile, in his sermon where he kicked against a board of trustees from being appointed over his church, Bishop Oyedepo said, “The church works on the pattern delivered by God and not the pattern of man. He added, that Government has no power to appoint people over churches. He included also that, Nigeria is neither a Christian nor a Muslim nation but a secular nation.