Iconic Legal Luminary, Mr. Femi Falana (SAN), has criticized the statement credited to The General Overseer of The Redeemed Christian Church of God, Pastor Enoch Adeboye that “He would love to build churches everywhere”.
Mr. Falana said this at the ongoing Lagos Book and Arts Festival (LABAF) holding at Freedom Park, Lagos.
The Human Rights Lawyer condemn the affluence living standard the Christian religious leader while their congregants are poor.
He said “Most of the richest pastors in the world are from Nigeria, yet our people are getting poorer.
“If many of us had not attended mission schools built by the Catholics and the Anglicans…but what are we building now? What are our churches giving us?
“They are promising to build churches in every street. All the warehouses in Apapa built by Awolowo have all become churches and business centres.
“I heard that one of my colleagues, (Pastor Enoch) Adeboye, said that he would love to build churches everywhere so as to make it easy for worshippers to walk to them.
“But for me, that is a useless statement. How can you say you will build churches everywhere? What kind of churches are you talking about?
“Look at traffic in Lagos for example, and those who are pastors are traders and a good number of them are business men. Such churches in most cases are more like business houses!
“Look at the number of churches springing up in Lagos. If the Muslims start building mosques like that, does it show that Nigeria is a religious country?”