Thursday, December 5, 2019

Church must stop worshipping rich people - former Minister, Prof. Bolaji Akinyemi

A former Minister of External Affairs, Prof. Bolaji Akinyemi, in Lagos on Wednesday advised Nigerian churches to stop patronising the rich with a questionable source of wealth.

Akinyemi gave the advice while speaking with journalists at the Centenary Anniversary Lecture of the Anglican Church held at All Souls’ Church, Lekki, Lagos.

The theme of the lecture, organised by the Diocese of Lagos, is ‘The Church and Good Governance”.

Akinyemi urged churches to continue to preach against the evil of abuse of office by public officials.

“The church has to stop showing favouritism towards rich people whose source of their wealth is questionable; the church should stop worshipping them,” he said.


  1. They have turned church to a business venture

  2. Loud it sir, so people at the back can hear

  3. Loud it sir, so people at the back can hear

  4. A changing world means things that were frowned upon are now accepted and women are leaders as well as highly educated and credible individuals. That was not the case when I was born, and my disappointment at that time was that my body was female.

    Diane Jackson