Warri-based billionaire pastor and the General Overseer of Christ Mercyland Deliverance Ministry Inc, Prophet Jeremiah Omoto Fufeyin, has called out wealthy clerics across the continent, especially in Nigeria, to mitigate the plight of the masses by giving their wealth to the poor as part of attempts to reduce the impact of COVID-19.
Fufeyin said Nigerians have given so much to the church and it is only fair that wealthy pastors give back in these trying times.
Fufeyin, who is also the President of Jeremiah Omoto Fufeyin, JOF, Foundation offered a total donation of about N800 million as the Federal Government announced an extension of the lockdown.
He had last week donated about N300 million to the Federal Government, members of his church and indigent Nigerians.
The PUNCH reports that the man of God said that he is giving out another N800 million charity donations to Nigerians so as to help relieve hardship and hunger during the pandemic, especially with the lockdown of major cities.
He disclosed that the money would be disbursed across the country through his foundation, adding “If you are a billionaire prophet, pastor, apostle or bishop, this is the best time to show yourself by helping the needy find relief during this global burden in our land.
“God has blessed me with everything I need. I am rich and wealthy, and I am always excited to give back, I hereby challenge every wealthy clergyman to come out and give so as to help the Federal Government reduce the grief and burdens of Nigerians”, he added.
He insisted that President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration needs the support of well-meaning Nigerians, especially wealthy clergymen to mitigate challenges faced by poor Nigerians.
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