Oil Theft: Nigeria Might Be Sliding Into Bankruptcy – Pastor Adeboye

Pastor Adeboye is regarded as one of the most charismatic preachers in Nigeria.


The General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), Pastor Enoch Adeboye, has rued oil theft in the country, warning that Nigeria might go bankrupt if the trend is not checked.

‘Daddy Adeboye,’ as he is fondly called, said this in a sermon to his congregation during a thanksgiving service on Sunday.

“Who is stealing the oil? Where is the money going? What do they want to do with the money? Who are the foreign nations buying this stolen oil? How many of these nations of the world are your friends?” he asked.

He also raised concerns over the country’s economic future, warning that Nigeria’s debt to service revenue ratio might pose danger for decades.

According to him, over 90 per cent of Nigeria’s revenue from crude oil sales is used to furnish interest accruing on debt.

“We are borrowing more and according to a friend of mine, we are moving steadily towards a state of bankruptcy, a whole nation…,” the cleric said.

“That is why we are going to pray so that our children and children’s children do not keep paying debt. We are still borrowing. ”

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‘You Have A Duty’ 

The revered preacher also spoke about the 2023 election, urging Nigerians, especially his congregation, to take part in the political process.

He believes those who do not vote during elections should not complain about how the country is conveyed.

“As a Nigerian, you have a duty to register, to vote, and make sure your vote will count. You have a duty to belong to any party of your choice; you can’t refuse to vote and then complain about the government,” the  80-year-old explained.

Pastor Adeboye, however, clarified that his position “has nothing to do with partisan politics,” maintaining that he is not interested in the political party members of his church belong to.

“I have never told you this is the fellow you should vote for. I have never said this is the party you should belong to and I will never say it. Because in the Redeemed Christian Church of God, every party is represented here. APC, PDP, APGA, Labour, and other parties that you don’t even know their names,” the cleric added.

But according to him, he is unsure if the 2023 elections will take place in the country,

“As of now, as I am standing before you, I still don’t know yet whether or not there would be an election next year,” the charismatic preacher added.

“Don’t say that Pastor Adeboye said there would be no election next year; that’s not what I said. Adeboye does not know yet, put the word ‘yet’.”

‘God Is Unquestionable’: Adeboye Condoles Taiwo Odukoya Over Wife’s Death

Pastor Adeboye signing the condolence register during the visit. Photo: Facebook/Pastor E.A Adeboye.


Pastor Enoch Adeboye has paid a condolence visit to Pastor Taiwo Odukoya over the death of the cleric’s wife, Nomthi Odukoya, noting that in spite of the sad development, God cannot be questioned. 

The General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) visited Pastor Odukoya at his Lagos premises on Monday.

“Indeed, God is unquestionable. My prayer is that The Almighty God continues to strengthen the Odukoya family and grant them the grace needed for this period,” Adeboye said during the visit.

“I pray for God’s divine protection over Pastor Taiwo Odukoya, the children, and the Fountain of Life ministry. In JESUS’ name. Amen!”

While describing the late Pastor Nomthi as someone who served God with fervency and love, the preacher said, “we rejoice that she is in heaven; a place where there is eternal peace and rest.”

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‘Goodbye, Nomthi!’

Nomth Odukoya married Pastor Taiwo in 2010 and they had two children together. Photo: [email protected]


Pastor Adeboye is the latest high-profile clergyman to have paid condolence to the Senior Pastor of The Fountain of Life Church (TFOLC) following the death of his wife last Tuesday.

Last week, the Founder and General Overseer of the Living Faith Church (LFC), Bishop David Oyedepo, also visited the Lagos-based cleric to condole him over the incident.

Oyedepo was accompanied by the Vice President 1 of the church, Bishop David Abioye, and others, days after Nomthi Odukoya died from a two-year battle with cancer.

Bishop David Oyedepo during a condolence visit to Pastor Odukoya. Source: Facebook/Pastor Samuel Olubiyi.


In a statement, Pastor Taiwo explained that despite battling with the ailment, “she stood on the Word of God, and she fought.

“She gave me 11 beautiful years of marriage and two wonderful boys, who I know will be very significant in life. I loved her with all my heart, but who am I to fight with the will of God?

“The truth is, at one point in our lives, we all will have to say goodbye. So for now, till we meet again in glory, Goodbye, Nomthi.”

The funeral rites for the South African-born clergywoman will take place from November 29th to 30th, 2021 at the church’s premises in Lagos State.



Banditry, Terrorism Will End Very Soon In Nigeria, Says Adeboye

RCCG General Overseer, Pastor Enoch Adeboye
A file photo of RCCG General Overseer, Pastor Enoch Adeboye. Credit: Pastor Adeboye/Twitter


The General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), Pastor Enoch Adeboye is confident that Nigeria’s security challenges will end soon. 

Pastor Adeboye said this in his monthly first Sunday telecast streamed on the church’s social media platforms. 

Very soon, all the acts of terrorism, all the acts of banditry, all kinds of evil actions will come to end,” the revered cleric noted, citing the book of 1 Samuel 17. 

The preacher who captioned his sermon, “Divine Involvement”, admitted that though Nigeria is facing challenges in some areas, with divine intervention, the situation will change. 

“When God is involved with a nation, He can solve a national crisis overnight,” Pastor Adeboye added while pinning his assertion on Exodus 14 verses 1-31.

“When God speaks, it is done. When He sends a word of prophecy, you can be sure that as soon it is gone out, it is settled,” Pastor Adeboye further noted. 

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Aside from security issues, the cleric also attributed the reduced impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the country to God’s help. 

According to him, while several individuals and international bodies had predicted doom for Africa, especially Nigeria, the nation was spared. 

“One very great scientist and I were discussing not very long ago and he said, ‘The fact of what had happened [COVID-19] with Nigeria showed that there must be something here that is not anywhere else’,” he added. 

“When the Lord is involved in the affairs of a nation, He will protect the people from the pandemic,” said the 79-year-old.

Adeboye Visits Buhari In London

The General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, Pastor Enoch Adeboye, has visited President Muhammadu Buhari at the Abuja House in London.

Pastor Adeboye joins the long list of dignitaries that have visited the President since he left for London on medical vacation more than 100 days ago.

The picture released by the State House shows Pastor Adeboye showing President Buhari a book which is assumed to be the one written by 40 authors in the clergyman’s honor and recently launched at the Redeemed Camp in Lagos.

In a tweet, the President thanked Pastor Adeboye for his visit and prayers.

Other guests who have called on the President are Governors, APC chieftains and yesterday the Senate President Bukola Saraki and the Speaker of the House of Representatives Yakubu Dogara paid him a visit.

Also, the Arch Bishop of Canterbury a man known as a close friend of the President visited him.