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A cleric, Samuel Olatunji of the Christ Grace Church, Ilorin, has called on religious leaders to begin to provide for the needy in their congregations, rather than keep asking from them.

Olatunji, who made the call in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria in Ilorin on Saturday, enjoined religious leaders to evolve measures for empowering their needy followers.

The cleric added that it was wrong for heads of religious bodies to always look forward to receiving from the needy in their congregations.


“There is nothing bad if the church or mosque donates food items to the needy or give them stipends for maintenance and survival.

“We only think about God’s work and not think about the welfare of our members. Both are very important.

“Some members of the churches are starving and struggling to pay house rents. Try and support them with little out of your savings,” he said.


Olatunji maintained that most pastors and Imams were fond of asking their followers to contribute toward church or mosque projects.

The cleric said it is imperative for religious leaders to create more job opportunities for youths in their churches. 





(NAN)
Cleric charges religious leaders to provide for needy members

A cleric, Samuel Olatunji of the Christ Grace Church, Ilorin, has called on religious leaders to begin to provide for the needy in their congregations, rather than keep asking from them.

Olatunji, who made the call in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria in Ilorin on Saturday, enjoined religious leaders to evolve measures for empowering their needy followers.

The cleric added that it was wrong for heads of religious bodies to always look forward to receiving from the needy in their congregations.

“There is nothing bad if the church or mosque donates food items to the needy or give them stipends for maintenance and survival.

“We only think about God’s work and not think about the welfare of our members. Both are very important.

“Some members of the churches are starving and struggling to pay house rents. Try and support them with little out of your savings,” he said.

Olatunji maintained that most pastors and Imams were fond of asking their followers to contribute toward church or mosque projects.

The cleric said it is imperative for religious leaders to create more job opportunities for youths in their churches.

(NAN)

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