Why Adeboye stepped down as head of Nigeria’s Redeemed Church

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The General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, Enoch Adeboye, stepped down as head of the church in Nigeria in line with a proposed Corporate Governance Code in Nigeria, PREMIUM TIMES has learnt.

Mr. Adeboye referred to the governance code as he announced his decision to give up the position on Saturday, church leaders who attended the session, said.

The code, proposed in May 2015, limits the number of years heads of corporate organisations can stay in office. It is mandatory for the private sector.

The Code of Governance for Not-for-Profit entities is “Comply or Justify non-compliance.”

It is under the Not-for-Profit category that churches like the RCCG come under.

The code was later suspended, reportedly after the Attorney General, Abubakar Malami, opposed its implementation.

It was unclear whether Mr. Adeboye knew the proposal had been suspended.

While announcing the governance code in October 2016, the Financial Reporting Council, FRC, had said it would take effect from October 17, 2016.

FRC said, “In accordance with Section 50 of the Financial Reporting Council of Nigeria Act, 2011, which among other things requires the Directorate of Corporate Governance to develop the principles and practices of Corporate Governance applicable in Nigeria, the Council hereby releases the National Code of Corporate Governance effective 17th October 2016.”

It further said, the “Code of Governance for the Public Sector will not be applicable immediately until an executive directive is secured from the Federal Government of Nigeria. This is due to the fact that the enabling laws that set up most government establishments already carry some form of governance structure that will require an umbrella legislation to unify the different provisions of those laws to synchronise with this Code.”

Mr. Malami later wrote a strong opinion against it.

Mr. Adeboye had on Saturday surprised the top echelon of the RCCG by stepping down from direct leadership of the church in the country. He appointed Joshua Obayemi as the National Overseer of the church in Nigeria.

Mr. Obayemi, who was Special Assistant to General Overseer on Finance, was appointed at the annual Ministers Thanksgiving at Shimawa, Ogun State.

Mr. Adeboye will however remain the General Overseer of the RCCG Worldwide.


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  • Spoken word

    Nothing will change

    • factfinder

      How do u mean?

      • Franktalk

        What’s ur problem here, Robert Mugabe is 94 and he is still waxing strong as d life President of Zimbabwe, pls Leave Daddy GO alone, this post is for life.

  • westman

    Ok .we wait for the latest. But Adeboye is a man of God.
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  • luvnaija

    Well nothing has changed

  • Dazmillion

    When the agitation for Adeboye to retire was started a few years back by the younger pastors, Adeboye came out with a prophesy that the man who would take over from him was still in a beer parlor and had not given his life to Christ.

    Is Joshua Obayemi the drunkard at the beer parlor? or was Adeboye giving false prophecy so as to keep his post?

    • VERITAS_ the rock of ages_

      lol

    • Jaylems

      Is English language your problem or you can really comprehend.
      He only stepped down as national G.O. but still remains Worldwide G.O.
      In your own little immature mind which is greater? …olodo

      • Dazmillion

        It seems you and your daddy Adeboye are actually the Olodos. How can he be GO worldwide and not be GO in Nigeria or is Nigeria not worldwide. Does that make sense

        • Jaylems

          For real, how old are you?
          What do you do know about The code, proposed in May 2015, limits the number of years heads of corporate organisations can stay in office. It is mandatory for the private sector.
          The Code of Governance for Not-for-Profit entities is “Comply or Justify non-compliance.”
          Try reading full stories before you comment.
          Anyways, the award for the biggest olodo of 2017 goes to you…
          Keep it up.
          How can you retire from national football and still be playing internationally. Think

          • emmanuel

            Adeboye is power drunk. That led him to queue behind the error called Buhari. Because he thought he would die so his Boy could take over. Unfortunately God shame am. inordinate ambition.
            GO Worldwide is a fraud in Gods house

          • akinlaja

            God bless you! But he’s wise enough to step down cos Buhari will not hesitate to hit him hard. E nor send!!!

          • Dazmillion

            Olodo you did not answer my simple question. How can Adeboye be the worldwide GO of redeemed and not be GO of Nigeria church

        • akinlaja

          They will relocate the global headquarters to Lome lol

        • mik

          Kikikikiki……good question……..kikikikikiki

    • Dr Joe

      You better hold your Peace. what is your business here

    • miko

      Kikikikiki……….true question………Kikikikiki

  • Omooba Adekunle Orafidiya

    The more you look, the less you see!!!

  • JOHN

    I think the right thing for the church to do was to take a common position on the proposed National Code for Corporate Governance as proposed by the Financial Regulatory Council as it affects the church instead of RCCG going it alone thereby endangering the smaller churches. CAN should immediately summon the leaders of the church and do the needful to defeat the forces targeting the church. God is the owner of the church more so when the individual churches have tenure in their respective constitution. Would the government now say the sultan and traditional rulers should have limited tenure? The church appears to be the target. Premium Times reported that the implementation of the proposal has been suspended, why the hurry then.

    • emmanuel

      Church is not target anything. Okojie, Adetiloye of blessed memory etc played their parts and went home. The man should stop playing games with FRC stuff. If people stayed on since creation, we would not have had spaces to occupy.
      There is a time for everything on earth.

      • Pat

        I can understand your frustration!

    • akinlaja

      The church (of God) u say? That has contributed immensely to the nation’s deplorable state?!

  • emmanuel

    Adeboye has done his bit, he should go home to rest. The same Africa political big man syndrome is playing up here. This is sheer hypocrisy in Gods house.
    Even Jesus Christ had his time, Elijah, Paul, Samuel, Moses, Joshua etc, but in Africa, wether Church or politics, only one person does it best. Who then would cast aspersion on Mugabe when he runs for re-elction again.
    We must stop building structres around people and not around institution.
    GO Worldwide ko, Osun state ni1 Okojie, Adetiloye etc went hoem and thier Churches did not collapse.

    • Pat

      Can you please tell us at what point the time of those people you stated from the Bible elapsed. You can never be okay until you see every aspect of human nature becoming “chop and chop.” Go and read your Bible again, if you have one, or ask people who have about the nature of spiritual leadership in the Bible.

    • Lakeside

      This one na real 419. A scam in the making is happening before our very eyes.

    • akinlaja

      They will relocate the global headquarters from nigeria lol

  • Demeji

    I just they wonder ni RCCG LTd worldwide.Who are you people deceiving hey .Is what the Bible says,or his this what Jesus Christ thought us .Why are some people always uncomfortable with truth? Baba Adeboye you have done great work and I highly respect your work world and massive contributions in the History books of Nigerian Christianity.We appreciate your anointing and calling but the same bible says in Ecclesiastes3 there is a time for everything.
    So RCCG tell your GO to step down finally and completely from all sectors of the ministry.Let him and family members hand over the realms of power in a simple way.Because all power’s be long to God.
    RCCG needs a young intelligent,educative and brilliant leadership.Stop playing God.And people should stop supporting dictatorship in Christian churches.

    • akinlaja

      Rccg PLC u mean? lol

    • Powerlessconscious

      RCCG needs a young intelligent,educative and brilliant leadership. This is not in the bible pleaseee. And age is out of God work. Also education and brilliancy God does not recognise.

    • tobiju

      In the bible it was after Moses demise that came Joshua, ..likewise it was after on Judge dies that God raises another,,,,,,the work of God should not be seen as a secular work…why are they being scared of the church growth and finances….it is only in a country like ours that such sentiments are placed before sense of reasoning,,,,,God can bless you as u desire…THERE ARE URGENT ISSUES THAT DIRECTLY AFFECTS THE LIVES OF NIGERIA,,,YET THIS GOVERNMENT HAVE NOT TAKING ANY SERIOUS MEASURES TO TACKLE THEM…….WHY IS IT THAT WHEN MOHAMMAD BUHARI GOT TO POWER THAT THE FULANI HERDSMEN BEGIN TO KILL MANY INNOCENT SOULS IN MOSTLY CHRISTIAN DOMINATED REGIONS,,,,…BENUE, JOS, EKITI, ENUGU, DELTA, IMO, ABIA, SOUTHERN KADUNA AND MANY OTHERS AND YET NO SINGULAR POWERFUL FULANI MAN HAS BEING BROUGHT TO BOOK….INSTEAD EL-RUFAI PAID THESE KILLERS OF NIGERIANS SOULS …..TELLING US THAT THEY ARE NOT NIGERIANS,,,,,IT IS SO GLARING THAT THE PRESIDENT IS TRYING TO INCAPACITATE CHRISTIANITY GIVEN TO HIS EARLIER WORDS ON FREEDOM OF RELIGION

      Previously, Buhari gave his support for the total implementation of Sharia in the country.[93]
      He was quoted in 2001 as saying, “I will continue to show openly and
      inside me the total commitment to the Sharia movement that is sweeping
      all over Nigeria”, he then added: “God willing, we will not stop the
      agitation for the total implementation of the Sharia in the country.”[94]

    • tobiju

      GOD’S WORK DOES NOT TROVE ON SUCH CRITERIA AS young intelligent,educative and brilliant leadership

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  • bobisa

    Honestly it baffles me and it seemingly looking like the NWO New world Order episode. Make we dey follow am dey go sha. Just an opinion ooo abeg make una no vex