Pastor Adeboye holds one hour meeting with President Buhari in Aso Villa

Pastor E. A. Adeboye being received by President Muhammadu Buhari on his arrival to the Presidential Villa, Abuja, on Monday, August 31, 2020

The General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), Pastor Enoch Adejare Adeboye, met with President Muhammadu Buhari, behind closed-door at the State House, in Abuja, on Monday.

At the meeting which lasted for one hour, also were the duo of Vice President Yemi Osinbajo and Chief of Staff to the President, Professor Ibrahim Gambari.

The 78-year-old influential religious leader, was last seen in public meeting with President Buhari in 2017, when he visited him in London, at a time the President was on medical vacation.

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Pastor Adeboye’s meeting with President Buhari came amid religious leaders’s growing protest against a section of the Companies and Allied Matters Act (CAMA) 2020 recently signed by the President.

This had generated widespread criticisms from Nigeria’s religious bodies who faulted government on its plans to appoint trustees for their organisations which are not funded by it.

President Buhari, had, on August 7, 2020 signed the bill into law, giving provision for religious bodies and charity organisations to be regulated by the registrar of the Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC) and a granted a supervising minister the power to remove the board of trustees of churches without recourse to the court.