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Cleric clarifies sacking of Church administrators

By Ogochukwu Uzokwe
13 August 2022   |   3:43 am
The Senior Pastor of Grace Nation Int’l, Dr. Chris Okafor has said that restructuring should start from the church. He also cleared the air on the recent reshuffling in his ministry, saying: “It was long overdue,” adding that the church needs to be cleansed periodically.

The Senior Pastor of Grace Nation Int’l, Dr. Chris Okafor has said that restructuring should start from the church. He also cleared the air on the recent reshuffling in his ministry, saying: “It was long overdue,” adding that the church needs to be cleansed periodically.

It would be recalled that Okafor, early this year, laid off some of his staff members and church administrators over alleged misappropriation of church funds, padded contracts, and other unethical practices.

Okafor said: “When issues like this happen in the church, we usually expect everyone involved to turn a new leaf. But, some of them after being caught in one ungodly act or the other, show no remorse and readiness to change…

“ At the Grace Nation Int’l Church, we invited the auditors and they discovered that some contracts were padded, invoices doctored and prices inflated. The church’s practice is to make them go through internal disciplinary measures and corrections, because we believe people can change, but when it became obvious that they were not remorseful, and the church had to take its decision.”

“Some church workers were also alleged to be involved in illicit romantic relationships. The church has documents to back these claims.

“The church learnt that those affected by the disciplinary action are spreading “unfounded rumour to tarnish the church image.”

Okafor, therefore, warned those who cast aspersions on the integrity of the church to desist from it. 

He said: “We are warning them to desist from this ungodly act, as the church will not hesitate to make public arrest and prosecute anyone caught in the act. 

“We have committed them to God’s hand and pray that God should touch their hearts before it is too late. They shall be made to face the full wrath of the law.”