Johnson Suleman, General Overseer of Omega Fire Ministry, has said any trustee drafted to his church by the Federal Government should prepare his will because he will die.
According to Church Times, Suleman also revealed that he had paid N4.6 million to the Edo State government in income tax, adding that his wife also pays tax. He described the Companies and Allied Matters Act (CAMA) signed into law by President Muhammadu Buhari as a “cattle mentality act”
“I am saying it now publicly. I paid N4.6 million as personal income tax. My wife also pays tax. After they have taxed all my companies they come and I still pay tax because I don’t want their trouble
“I want to see the trustee that will come and take over the church. If they appoint anybody, the person should just go and write his will because that person is gone,” he said.
He said the government had no right to regulate charities because it does not support them. He added that other countries like the United States and United Kingdom give churches grants.
Suleman claimed some churched in the US got as high as $100 million in grants during the pandemic. He said such governments are allowed to regulate charities since they support them financially.
The preacher also dismissed claims that pastors live on tithes and offerings, saying many of them rely on investments in lives. He explained that some people who have been helped by men of God usually send them money.
“In this church, the tithe and offering are used to buy diesel. If there is money in tithe and offering why are churches opening universities and businesses?
“Let me tell you how pastors make their money. They make their money as a result of their investment in the lives of people. Papa Adeboye for instance has invested a lot in people years ago when he was a lecturer at the University.
“It is those people who have become big, working in oil and gas companies who now come around to bless him. There are people God has used me to bless in the last 16 years who come around to bless me too. So if these people give me money I should not collect? He queried