|Bishop Oyedepo laughing all the way to the bank in his private jet.
I really don't take all these Jet buying and flying pastors seriously.They are the same pastors who start a University in their church ,not to help the common man or those in their Church,but solely for the rich so they can add to their already aquired billions!
The latest ranting of Bishop Oyedepo confirms this.
Bishop David Oyedepo, the founder of Living Faith Church said private universities in Nigeria are expensive because the cost of maintaining and giving quality education is high. He also criticized Nigerians about believing in spending millions of naira on parties, but can’t spend such on their children’s education. Bishop Oyedepo addressed this issue while speaking to Journalists on Friday in Ota, Ogun State. His words;
“I’m sure we all agree that education is expensive. Education carries cost; nothing of value is free. Our mission for years long, before we started any university or secondary school, was a bursary awarding church and we have not stopped doing that till tomorrow.”
“Our problem most of the time is priority; an average Nigerian can spend N1m on burial but to spend N200,000 on education (is a problem), because of wrong priority. Continue below..
“On a yearly basis, we have N1.5trn that Nigerians spend to overseas universities, so people thrive on it. Nigerians spend N463bn a month on recharge cards, how much are they paying for schools fees? So it’s all a matter of priority. This is the largest market for telephone in the world. Now, to pay N500,000, some people have only one son, they have huge business and houses all over the places, they will never pay it.”
Yea he is right to an extent.But a man who starts a private University has obviously done so to make money.When a Church starts a private University ,it is something else entirely.Is he saying a church starts a University just for monetary reasons?That would be the truth anyway.But they try to tell us they haven't done it for that reason,yet charge students millions.What is the essence or point of staring a University and members of that church who have been coming there for 20 years cannot afford to send their kids to the University but watch rich outsiders take a place in that same University?
He talks about Nigerians spending 1Million naira on parties,which kind of Nigerian is he talking about?The common man who earns 40,000 Naira a month? Where is that man gonna find a million Naira for a party?These guys are really out of touch.It really proves the point that,they don't have the common man in mind.If Bishop Oyedepo does,he will not be talking about 200,000 Naira in fees.
Those Churches are so rich that they can easily subsidise the tuition fees of students.Bishop Oyedepo himself has 2 or 3 private jets.If he truly is a man who practises what he preaches in his Christian mission,shouldn't he give up the use of one of those jets to give some poor students the chance to have a good education?No he wont.He is too arrogant and uninterested to worry about the common man.
Reading the rest of his utterances ,you can see for yourself the kind of man Oyedepo really is.
On why he does not respond to controversial reports, Oyedepo said
“My understanding of opposition, persecution is simply someone’s opinion harshly expressed. Everybody has a right to his opinion. Today, millions follow after Christ but you will be surprised that when you get to Israel some people do not believe that Christ has come.
“People have rights to their opinions. I naturally don’t feel it’s necessary (to respond). The energy I would need to react, I can use it to make moves. I have enough to think about than start running after a man who says you are a fool.
“If he says you are a fool and you are behaving so, then he’s right. If you leave your job and start pursuing somebody who says you are a fool, he has already said so, your going around doesn’t change it. So why going around, why don’t you settle on your job and make moves?
“I’ve also come to understand that those who make news hardly watch them, they are so busy making news while others are busy watching.”