A reliable source from the Redeemed Christian Church of God, Lagos Province 20, Lagos Island has denied the viral report that indicated Fuji singer, Alabi Pasuma was invited to perform in the church which sparked intense controversies.
The controversial flyer of The Redeemed Christian Church of God, Lagos Province 20, Lagos Island Family with picture of fuji maestro, Wasiu Alabi Pasuma has been proven to be hand work of enthusiast printer.
It would be recalled that a flyer was released sometime ago indicating that the fuji musician was invited by the church to perform in one of it’s programes.
According to information made available to Encomium Weekly on a visit to the parish located on Martins Street, opposite Oluwole Car Park, Lagos, a source in the church has denied the invitation of the Fuji artiste to the church.
“It was the printer that made that mistake, nobody instructed him to place pictures of Pasuma and other artistes on the flyer. More so, we had not even seen the flyer before it went viral on social media. I guess someone must have seen it with the printer and smart it with phone, thereon via social media.
As a matter of fact, the flyer was rejected and destroyed immediately, so, it was surprising to now hear it was on the internet. The outreach will still hold as planned, but not with all the misleading information on the internet,” the source said.
On the alleged suspended pastor , the source said that Pastor Toyin Ogundipe was never in connection to the controversial flyer neither was he affected in any way. It was gathered that Pastor Ogundipe is a professor of Botany, a former Dean of the School of Post-graduate studies and currently the Director of Academic Planning (the Academic and Research unit of the University of Lagos).
“The only thing I can say is that, National (the Governing Council of The Redeemed Christian Church of God) has resolved the issue, Prof. (referring to Prof. (Pastor) Toyin Ogundipe) was not affected at all.
He was our former Area Pastor as well as Zonal Pastor until March this year. Our area headquarter had been carved out of his area long before this issue came up. So, it does not have any connection with him at all.
“At the last Holy Ghost service in Camp, Prof. was among the pastors who ministered with Daddy G.O (referring to Pastor E. A. Adeboye, the general overseer), if he is truly suspended, you cannot see him on the altar. He is a revered man of God who enjoys the goodwill of the vast members of the church and the public.” the source added.