PASTOR Enoch Adejare Adeboye has appointed Pastor Joseph Obayemi as the brand new Basic Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, RCCG, in Nigeria. Adeboye stays Basic Overseer, Worldwide, of the RCCG.
This clarification got here hours after the social media went abuzz with information of the retirement of the septuagenerian Adeboye, who had led the church for some 35years.
Asserting the change within the management of the church throughout a ministers’ assembly after the RCCG’s month-to-month Holy Ghost Service, on the church’s new auditorium held in Simawa, Ogun State, he defined that the change was crucial following a Federal Authorities coverage which instructed among the Basic Overseers within the nation who’ve used greater than two tenures in workplace to retire.
The coverage in reference is the Monetary Reporting Council (FRC) of Nigeria’s Code of Company Governance, which was first put ahead in 2015.
In a shock transfer, Adeboye introduced to the crowded ministers’ convention at about 10.25 a.m. yesterday, new appointments of those that will run the affairs of the church.
The RCCG chief defined that he was taking the choice in obedience to a authorities regulation, saying, in his absence, Obayemi turns into the Common Overseer who will now oversee the Nigerian church.
Adeboye, who’s the non secular chief of the church, will now oversee the RCCG globally.
He additionally introduced that Pastor Johnson F. Odesola would be the church’s Secretary Common, whereas Pastor Joseph Adeyokunnu takes cost of the treasury.
Due to this fact, Odesola and Adeyokunnu will work with the newly appointed Normal Overseer accountable for RCCG Nigeria, Obayemi.
Adeboye, who had predicted surprises for the brand new 12 months, acknowledged that there’s a authorities regulation that Common Overseers of church buildings can solely serve for a stipulated time frame.
He then mentioned: “We should always all the time be on the look out for ourselves. I don’t count on that anybody was going to disregard me. Love you all. We have to intensify our prayers and please let’s not shrink back from politics.
“I see God elevating affect like Daniel and his Hebrew brothers, males who know God and shall be sturdy and do exploits. God bless you.”.
Earlier, Adeboye had introduced a forty-day fasting and praying for members of the church, starting from midnight on January eleven, 2017 .
In response to him, the fasting interval begins every day at midnight and runs to six.00 p.m. praying twice a day throughout morning devotion and once more at 5.00 p.m. on the church buildings.
“If you wish to do it day and night time with out breaking (simply liquid) it is going to be for 20 days, stressing that main prayer factors can be praising God and asking God for grace to please Him in each manner attainable this 12 months”.
The Monetary Reporting Council (FRC) of Nigeria, Code of Company Governance, took impact from Monday, October 17, 2016.
The facet of the regulation, Non-For-Revenue Organisations (NFPOs) Governance Code, 2015, which Adejare implicitly referred to, seeks to advertise the very best requirements of company governance.
The next are said in Part 9, which offers with “Place of the Founder or Chief”:
“9.1. The Founder or Chief of a NFPO occupies a particular place within the Organisation and is dedicated to the success and longevity of the NFPO. Accordingly, a Founder or Chief shouldn’t tackle too many tasks within the organisation or have an indefinite time period within the operating of the organisation.
“9.2. The place for any cause, a Founder or Chief of NFPO additionally occupies any of the three governance positions of Chairmanship of the Board of Trustees, the Governing Board or
Council, and the Headship of the Govt Administration (or their governance equivalents), the next provisions shall apply earlier than the top of the group’s monetary 12 months by which this Code takes impact.
“9.2.1. The Founder or Chief shall stop to occupy these three governance positions concurrently. That is to make sure the separation of powers and keep away from attainable
focus of powers in a single particular person.
“9.2.2. The Founder or Chief might nonetheless select – topic to the settlement of the group’s apex authority as expressed within the Annual Common Meeting, Annual
Assembly, Annual Stakeholder Engagement, Annual Convention, Annual Synod, Annual Fellowship Meeting or their equivalents – solely certainly one of these three governance positions topic to his present tenure. That is to make sure a transparent division of tasks on the head of the group between the operating of the governing physique and the manager accountability for the administration and fulfilment of the group’s mission.
“9.three. The place the Founder or Chief has occupied all or any of those three
The newly appointed RCCG leaders are:
Overseer – Pastor Joseph Obayemi;
Secretary – Pastor Odesola;
Treasurer – Pastor Adeyokunnu
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