Pastor Enoch Adejare Adeboye has retired as the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) in Nigeria.
Pastor Adeboye who remains the General Overseer of RCCG Worldwide left the Nigeria post for Pastor J.O. Obayemi who will now be the head of the church in Nigeria.
Obayemi was a deputy in charge of Finance and a member of governing council, before his appointment.
According to a statement signed by Leke Adeboye, the clergyman’s last son, it clarified that Adeboye remains the general overseer, Worldwide of RCCG while Obayemi will be leading the RCCG Nigeria.
He said, the development was in line with the new legal requirements set up by the Financial Regulations Council, guiding all registered churches, mosques, and CSOs.
The statement reads; “The regulation stipulates that heads of non profit organisations like churches now have a maximum period of twenty years to lead their organizations while in retirement, they are not permitted to hand over to their families.”