The General Overseer, Worldwide of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, RCCG, Pastor Enoch Adeboye, on Wednesday declared that the worst set of leaders are in the church.
Adeboye made the declaration during the Third Annual Birthday Public Lecture organised by the church to commemorate his 75th birthday in Ikeja, Lagos State.
The clergyman maintained that the problem of corruption in the country was traceable to lack of contentment and greed.
Represented by his wife, Folu Adeboye, the clergyman expressed sadness at the lack of true leadership in the society.
Calling for a return to cultural values, Adeboye said, “Leadership is at the core of our problem in this nation. Some people sit in their room and comment on newspaper articles, but have you removed the log in your eyes?
“If there is anywhere leadership should be recommended, it should be from the church. But it is unfortunate that the worst leadership is from the church.
“We should go and check ourselves. Are we in true leadership or we are in falsehood? Because this has been the groaning of my heart for many years and I pray about it fervently.
“I challenge the leaders in this church that what the Bible says about elders, I have not seen it. But things are changing and I want us to be part of that change.
“The problem of corruption which we have in this nation would not have been there if everybody is contented with what he or she has. But people love to do more than they have.
“They want to show off to their children, and the children also when they get to school or are with their colleagues, are not satisfied because they were not brought up to be satisfied.”
This is coming at a time when Adeboye was forced to retired as the Nigerian General Overseer of RCCG due to the enforcement of the Corporate Governance Code by the Federal Government.
Upon his recent retirement as national Overseer in Nigeria, Adeboye immediately named Joseph Osuolale Obayemi, as his successor.