Man pays N42million tithe to a church in another State- What the pastor did will shock you
A pastor of a church in Markudi , Dr. Frederick Ikyaan said the 42million naira deposited into the church account as tithe, did not come from any government appointee, but it’s owned by an individual that is not living within the state.
“I still stand by my words that the person that gave us that money is not an appointee of the state government. In fact, he does not even stay in Benue but is an indigene of the state.” He said.
A man whose identity is not disclosed, disdain pastor by paying a sum of 42million naira into his church account as tithe in January.
The NKST Church is an abbreviation for ‘Non go Kristu U Sudan hen Tiv’, meaning the Church of Christ Amongst the Tiv in Benue state.
Investigations by the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) revealed that the money was paid into the UBA account of the NKST Church High-Level Makurdi.
Although the pastor of the church, initially denied knowledge of the offering, a copy of the church’s quarterly financial report, covering the months of January – March, confirmed the payment of N42million tithe to the church by an individual.
According to the church’s financial report breakdown showed an income of N56.2 million, from this money, N44.6million was generated only from tithe alone, and just one individual is accounted for the N42million.
Reacting to the financial report, the pastor said his initial denial was based on the allegations that the donor was an appointee of the Benue government.
He added that there was nothing wrong with the offering and insisted that the church had nothing to hide.
However, the tithe offering has generated controversy in a state struggling to pay the salaries of workers.
Public reactions are centered on the legitimacy of the donor’s income, that the man must have made 420million income before he can pay 10percent which is 42million.