Most of the private universities in Nigeria are owned by churches but they are so expensive that ordinary members of their churches cannot attend. In this opinion by Shangkop Benjamin, he points out that pastors use the profits from their universities to maintain affluent lifestyles when in fact, these institutions were built from tithes. Who is actually robbing God?
BOWEN UNIVERSITY N650,000 per semester
COVENANT UNIVERSITY N640,000 per semester
BENSON IDAHOSA N500,000 per semester
BABCOCK UNIVERSITY N450,000 per semester
REDEEMERS UNIVERSITY N450,000 per semester
AJAYI CROWTHER UNIVERSITY N350,000 per semester
MADONNA UNIVERSITY N350,000 per semester.
All these UNIVERSITIES were built from TITHES and OFFERINGS of the common people who now can’t afford to send their children to these schools today.
Where is the morals and responsibilities of the churches as charity in Nigeria? What is the difference between church and political leadership in Nigeria?
These schools were all built with the sweats of their church members who kept sowing seeds like:
-special offering seeds
-first fruit seed,
-tithes, -pastor’s seed,
-church building seed,
-father’s day seed,
-mother’s day seed,
-children’ day seed,
-Pastor’s cake seed,
-olive oil seed….etc.
These schools are now elite schools, only for the rich politician children. The gainers then use the profits to buy private planes & jets to fly up high in luxury, ride Exotic Cars and live in expensive Mansions, while their members, (who are mostly the least of Jesus people) sleep hungry.
The next Sunday, they will read Malachi 3:6-12 to these members again without making reference to Deuteronomy 14:22-29 about their own responsibility to these poor members in their churches.
If you think this is unfair, like me, please pass on this message because this is reality and we also need the CHANGE here!!! Thank God for early missionaries who built schools and gave basic education FREE or NEAR FREE to many of us including the CURRENT LEADERSHIP of these churches and universities. The TRUTH is a bitter pill to swallow.
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