Bishop Matthew Kukah has waded into the payment of N42m by a man as tithe to a church in Benue State. Church member giving N42m tithe is chicken feed money, Bishop Kukah.
Kukah, who is the Catholic Bishop of Sokoto Diocese expressed his concern over the issue.
In a chat with Punch, Kukah said:
“This is chicken feed compared to what contractors and businessmen and women are paying to corrupt church men, who are largely partners in crime and claim to be praying for rich people.
“So, it is important to check and cross-check your facts.
“You should educate us by telling us what really happened now that the right hand knows what the left is doing.”
Asked if he thinks concerned religious bodies, like the Christian Association of Nigeria, should swoop in, he said:
“Swoop in to take away the money or to ask for its own tithe?
“Does CAN have an EFCC wing?
Church member giving N42m tithe is chicken feed money, Bishop Kukah
NIAJA.FM had reported that a man in Makurdi, Benue State caused an outrage as he offered N42 million to NKST church as tithe.
The anonymous government official paid the tithe into the UBA bank account of the church.
The most outrageous part was that the man pleaded not to be named.
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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.
If you missed the initial gist, read it up HERE.