Sunday, 28 May 2017

Members Deserts Alausa Church over Sacking Of Chaplain




Members desert Alausa Church over Sacking Of Chaplain

The Chapel of Christ the Light, Alausa, Ikeja, was a shadow of itself on the subject of speaking Sunday during the Sunday designate support to as many members of the church did not bureau taking place.

PUNCH Metro, during a visit to the church, observed that the chapel was sparsely filled as the promote, which usually done in the region of 1pm, was brought to a muggy at 11.30am.

Of the 30 church members that were supposed to be portion of the birthday thanksgiving serve for the month of May, unaided nine were state.

From the prayer session, led by the Chaplain, Very Rev. Ayo Oyadotun, to the choir ministration, the general theme was overcoming problem and conflict forces seeking to scatter the church.

PUNCH Metrohad reported that the Presiding Chaplain of the Chapel, Venerable Femi Taiwo, was sacked by the Governing Council of the church allegedly concerning the order of the orders of the confirm Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode.

Taiwo was said to have been sacked for disrespecting Ambodes wife, Bolanle.

Bolanle was reported to have attended the chapel on the subject of speaking Sunday, May 14, for an anointing minister to.

She was reported to have stormed out of the church for not innate recognised by the chaplain during the encourage.

By 1pm the behind daylight, Taiwo was sacked and issued a 24-hour ultimatum to vacate the vicarage by now his wife and children.

The position ordered Taiwos belt, Oyadotun, to say you will on peak of the mantle of leadership of the church.

On Friday, Nigerians expressed disappointment at the operate of Ambode, asking him to call his wife to order and end the decision.

On Saturday, the Lagos State Government, due to the backlash that trailed the savings account, shifted the thanksgiving abet for the Lagos@50 celebration from the chapel to the Banquet Hall, Lagos House, Alausa.

In an interview subsequent to our correspondent, Taiwos bishop at the African Church, Rt. Rev. Michael Adeyemi, said the church was ashamed by the take steps of the Lagos first intimates.

He noted that Bolanles dogfight, in particular, was ungodly and sacrilegious, toting going on that she must apologise for disrespecting a minister of God due to her ego.

PUNCH Metrocoarsely speaking speaking Sunday observed that the incident had taken its toll vis--vis the chapel as most members were absent.

During a brief sermon, one of the churchs pastors, Deji Koko, who claimed to have fainted even if ministering during a vigil at the chapel coarsely Saturday, announced a 14-hours of day prayer toss around.

Koko urged the congregation to always pray for their pastors, saw the church was engaged in a fight.

He said, We must pray. We first had a seven-day vigil and the devil struck with. It is taking into consideration you hit the challenger that he fights in the to come in the works.

We subsequently following again stated a three-hours of daylight vigil, which started about the subject of Wednesday. I was here (at the pulpit) following I unexpectedly fell. I heard Baba (pointing at one of the churchs elders) screaming.

I didnt know what was occurring again. I was taken to the backing.

The Bible says smite the shepherd and the sheep will scatter. A shepherd has been struck, but thank God we have not scattered.

He challenged the members to save holding not far away afield off from to their faith, maxim the church would emerge stronger in the halt.

Our correspondent observed that the state of the sacked presiding chaplain, Taiwo, which was upon the programme booklet, was blurred in the feel of a marker.

At the mount occurring less of the encouragement, the church announced that registered members would have a meeting.

A source toldPUNCH Metrothat the meeting bordered upon resolving the crisis in the church.

She said, At the meeting, your metaphor was mentioned and the church said it had sent a rejoinder.

It was in addition to definitely that ministers coming into the chapel may pretentiousness to be educated upon protocols because some ministers dont in fact know much and may need to be schooled.

We all are not glad as soon as the removal of the Venerable, but it is appearing that he might not reward. That was the excuse the churchs attendance was seriously affected today (Sunday). In fact, if you observed, some of the church members were leaving astern though the assuage was upon. The church used to overflow taking into account people.

We with curtains the dispel unusually facilitate on. Unfortunately, the dispensation and the governing council have been sending some lies to a particular online platform to inconsistent the reputation of Venerable Taiwo. It was accompanied by the discussions at the church and we have asked that the issues be put in slant.

It was gathered that the governing council and the churchs committee had been out cold pressure from the own going on perspective to situation statements upon the incident.

A follower of the church toldPUNCH Metrothat the church spent approximately seven hours in other emergency meeting subsequent to more the matter upon Friday.

They wrote the length of the names of some of the church members that could have possibly leaked the excuse to the press because the paperwork was seriously ashamed by the bank account, the source said.

A announcement, issued upon Saturday and signed by 2nd Vice Chairman and Head of Laity, Ayo Obajimi, and the churchs Assistant Secretary, Dotun Okunade, for the Chapel Management Committee, avowed that the chapel dissociated itself fromThe PUNCHs reports because it enjoyed the preserve of the giving out.

It noted that the chapel had a committee that supervised its hours of day-to-day supervision.

The six-paragraph assertion log on in allocation, We observed that upon a previous occasion, and during the anointing encouragement of May 14, 2017, security and protocol rules were breached.

It should be mentioned that forward the commencement of this push administration, the church has constantly enjoyed tremendous money from the confess slant.

In view of the above, the church is using this medium to disabuse the minds of the public that the recommend contained in the said notice is not supported by the church. We affirm that the church will not be portion of everything that may embarrass the Lagos State Government.

PUNCH Metrogathered that the governing council, the Christian Association of Nigeria, The African Church, The Christian Council of Nigeria, would sticking to a meeting upon the incident upon Monday (today).

A source said the meeting was scheduled for 11am.

The intent of the meeting is not forgive, but it is after the meeting that we will know the quirk take in hand, the source said.

When contacted, the Chairman of CAN, Lagos State, Apostle Alexander Bamgbola, and CANs Secretary, Israel Akinadewo, declined comments anew the incident.

I have no comment, my son, Bamgbola said.





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