Nigerian Supreme Council for Ecclesiastical  Affairs(NSSCEA) has poured encomium to the RCCG for blazing the trail politically for Christians especially, in Nigeria as reported March 10,022.

 

 

NewsChristian  Network was glad to receive the News that, ‘’The Redeemed  Christian  Church of God(RCCG)  led by Pastor Enoch Adeboye has initiated a Political Office to support members willing to be involved in politics and ‘’mobilize support for them when required’’.

 

 

 

 

In a memo addressed to all regions, provinces, zones, and other levels of the church, the mission said the directorate was created for the political education of its members.

 

 

 

The directorate, NewsChristian Network learnt would also charge members of the church to obtain their Permanent  Voter Cards ahead of the  2023  general elections.

 

 

 

The memo dated February 28, 2022, and with the Heading, ’Office of Directorate of Politics and Governance’ with the reference number: RCCG/AGO/ADM/AA/MEMO/20/01/2022.

 

 

The memo was signed by the Assistant  General Overseer in charge of Administration and Personnel, Pastor  John Odesola.

 

 

 

The memo partly read,’’ We write to formally notify you that the mission authority has created the Office of Directorate of Politics and Governance in the RCCG. Further to this, Pastor Timothy Olaniyan (PICP Lagos  Province 12) has been appointed to lead the office.

 

 

 

 

‘’You are kindly requested to appoint with immediate effect a Provincial Officer for your province and also ensure that the same is done at all levels of the church-zone, area, and parish. The essence of this directorate is to help coordinate the engagement of our people who are willing to be involved in politics as well as mobilize support for them when required,’’.

 

 

 

 

RCCG, therefore, asked that its parishes send the details of its nominated coordinators for the office to Odesola within two weeks of receipt of the letter.

 

 

 

 

According to RCCG Head of Media and Public Relations, Pastor Olaitan Olubiyi said the directorate is to sensitize members of the church for active political participation.

 

 

 

 

He said,’’ One thing I know is that we have a directorate on politics and governance to galvanize opinion and views to discuss issues as they occur, not only in Nigeria but globally, because as Christians, we cannot afford to act ignorantly. It is to serve as a form of sensitization (for those interested in politics) and to mobilize our people to register and play their own roles, collect PVCs. Those who are interested, let them join the political party they choose’’.

 

 

 

 

In another development, on March 13,0, NeWSChristian again learnt that ‘’The Directorate of Politics: RCCG, Pastor  Olubiyi, also affirms  RCCG has been creating political awareness fo its members since the transition from military to civil rule in 1999 and there was nothing new about the development.

 

 

He added that ‘’Christians cannot afford to act ignorantly by staying off politics because the choice of political leadership affects the entire wellbeing of any people.

 

 

 

 

The RCCG Spokesman further advised other churches in Nigeria and elsewhere to emulate the activities of the church by sensitizing their members to be politically involved.

 

 

 

In a memo addressed to all regions, provinces, zones, and other levels of the church, the mission said the directorate was created for the political education of its members.

 

 

The memo dated February 28, 2022, and with the Heading, ‘Office of Directorate of Politics and Governance’ has the reference number; RCCG/AGO/ADM/AA/MEMO/20/01/2022 and signed by the Assistant General Overseer in charge of Administration and Personnel, Pastor John Odesola.

 

 

 

The memo partly read,’’ We write to formally notify you that the mission authority has created the Office of Directorate of Politics and Governance in the RCCG.  Further to this, Pastor Timothy Olaniyan (PICP Lagos Province  12)  has been appointed to lead the office.

 

 

 

 

‘’You are kindly requested to appoint with immediate effect a Provincial Officer for your province and also ensure that the same is done at all levels of the church-zone, area, and parish. The essence of this directorate is to help coordinate the engagement of our people who are willing to be involved in politics as well as mobilize support for them when required’’.

 

 

 

 

RCCG, therefore, asked that its parishes send the details of its nominated coordinators for the office to Odesola within two weeks of receipt of the letter.

 

 

 

 

Arguably, the largest church in Nigeria with parishes in over 190 nations of the world, RCCG has decided set up the PACE.

 

 

 

 

Bishop Prof. Funmilayo Adesanya-Davies, Secretary-General of Elder’s Council, Nigerian Supreme  Council for Ecclesiastical Affairs NSCEA, speaking with NewsChristian Correspondent, Godwin Asuquo at  NewsChristian Network adds,’’ All other Churches and Ministries will have to join this exemplary  great lead, including their precept upon precept’’.

 

 

 

 

We have not much to say again at NSCEA, teaching by example is better than great talks; and as it is also written in the ho;y Scriptures, ‘’For behold, thus saith the Lord God: I will give unto the children of men line upon line, precept upon precept, here a little and there a little; and blessed are those who hearken unto my precepts, and lend an ear unto my counsel, for they shall learn wisdom; for unto him that receiveth I will give more; and from them—‘’ Isaiah 2810.

 

 

‘A word is enough for the wise’ says an English Idiom.

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