A man in Makurdi, Benue State has caused an outrage as he offered N42 million to NKST church as tithe. Anonymous govt official offers N42m as tithe to NKST church in Benue.
The tithe was reportedly paid into the UBA bank account of the church and has since been a centre of discussion.
The most outrageous part is the man pleaded not to be named.
The tithe donor’s identity has remained anonymous by the local church, NKST Church, ‘Non go Kristu U Sudan hen Tiv’ (which means, the Church of Christ Amongst the Tiv).
The resident pastor of the church, Dr. Frederick Ikyaan, initially denied that such money was credited into the Church’s account.
But a copy of the church’s quarterly financial report, from January 2017 to March 2017, showed the credit of N42 million tithe to the church in January 2017.
The amount made the donation the highest single offering from an individual for the quarter.
After the financial report was revealed, Pastor Ikyaan admitted they receive the donation.
He said his initial denial was based on the allegations that the donor was an appointee of the Benue State Government.
He said, “I still stand by my words that the person that gave us that money is not an appointee of the state government.
“In fact, he does not even stay in Benue but he is an indigene of the state.
“It is not a crime for the church to receive tithe in such amount.
“The church has nothing to hide,” the pastor stated.
Meanwhile, residents of the community think the donor must be a government official.
They insisted that they needed to know the legitimacy of the person’s income.
Some alleged that for the donor to have donated N42 Million to the church as tithe, that means they must have made an income of N420 million in the month that donation was made.
Anonymous govt official offers N42m as tithe to NKST church in Benue
The church is still keeping mute, refusing to reveal the donor’s name.
When some church members heard of the tithe, they spread the news to other members of the public.
Some were annoyed that the church got such donation while their salaries hadn’t been paid by the Government for months.
While others remained in awe with his free-will act.
The reason residents got aggravated by the tithe was because they thought the donor was a government official, as said by the pastor.
Hmm, or is it the heat coming out of this whistle-blowing activity by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC?
The common trend when some one is caught with huge sums is ‘the money belongs to nobody, it belongs to everybody. Lol.