The Leader of INRI Evangelical Spiritual Church, Primate Elijah Ayodele, has reacted to the inclusion of religious bodies under the Companies and Allied Matters Acts bill.

The Bill was signed into law by President Muhammadu Buhari few days back.

Under the law, it was stated: “The commission may by order, suspend the trustees of an association or a religious body and appoint an interim manager or managers to coordinate its affairs where it reasonably believes that there has been any misconduct or mismanagement, or where the affairs of the association are being run fraudulently or where it is necessary or desirable for the purpose of public interest.”

Primate Ayodele while reacting to this, explained that the government was trying to meddle in spiritual affairs, which Is totally unacceptable.

He described the act as a means of fighting the church by the government.

He made it known that in his own case, it was highly prohibited that the government appoints a trustee for the church which he has made sacrifices for, a church he started, built with resources that was never gotten from the government.

There was also a part of the law that states that the commission has the power to shut down the account of Non-Governmental Organisations without a court order.

Primate Ayodele noted that he may not even patronise banks anymore because he sees no reason the government should meddle into whatever goes on in spiritual institutions.

He said: “Nobody can shut down my account.

“No one can can get a trustee for me.

“The government needs to be cautioned.

“They don’t have any thing to do with the church.

“It’s not the government that brought land for me.

“They didn’t do evangelism for me.

“They didn’t build for me.

“They are jokers”

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