Enoch Adejare Adeboye has given up his position as general overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) in Nigeria to become RCCG’s worldwide overseer.
The Nigeria branch of the church will now be led by Joshua Obayemi, Adeboye’s former special assistant on finance.
A statement signed by Adeboye’s son and personal assistant, Leke, on Saturday explained that the changes were made in compliance with the new legal requirements set up by the Financial Regulations Council for all registered churches, mosques, and CSOs, which stipulate that heads of non-profit organisations like churches now have a maximum period of 20 years to lead their organisations while in retirement. Such heads are also not permitted to hand over to their family members.
Leke Adeboye reiterated that Funsho Odesola, a pastor, will now serve as the new church secretary; Joseph Adeyokunu, another pastor, is the new church treasurer.
The elder Adeboye will clock 75 years in eight weeks. He has headed the RCCG since 1991.