The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has welcomed the removal of Mr. Jim Obazee, Executive Secretary, Financial Reporting Council (FRC) yesterday by President Muhammadu Buhari.
FRC is the body whose law led to the retirement of Pastor Enoch Adejare Adeboye as General Overseer of Nigerian arm of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG).
CAN General Secretary, Rev. Musa Asake while reacting to this development said the sack of Obazee by President Muhammadu Buhari was divine.
He added that God used authorities to punish the official for daring to interfere in the work of the church.
Asake while speaking with newsmen said, “The sack of Jim (Obazee) is good riddance to bad rubbish. Anybody that wants to fight the church will find himself where he does not want”.
“Jim got to the position by the grace of God but set out to probe and destroy the church of God. I spoke with him several times on this issue but he wouldn’t listen.
“He was going to take the church to what is worse than Armageddon. Thank God the authorities have stepped in to right the wrong.
“He should have been fired a long time ago and we don’t know why he was left alone, but God’s time is always the best.
“That code should be thrown out completely because the government should not interfere with the church.
“The church is a no-go zone for the government. Doing that has serious implications. If they attempt it, it will lead to confusion in the nation”, he added.
Meanwhile, Obazee who was a former pastor of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, had said only 89 of the 23,216 registered churches in the country had complied with FRC provisions.
Also, the leadership of CAN is set to hold an emergency meeting on the FRC code and other related matters.
Rev. Samson Ayokunle, CAN President said the organisation’s lawyers would review the issues and make their position known to the public.