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General News of Friday, 12 August 2022


Nigerians knock Ayade, hail Catholic Bishop who rejected N25m donation from governor

Rivers State Governor, Ben Ayade play videoRivers State Governor, Ben Ayade

A video showing the moment John Ebebe Ayah, the Catholic Bishop of Uyo Diocese rejected a 25 million naira cash donation from the Rivers State Governor, Ben Ayade has emerged online as reactions trail the act.

During a mass held at the St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, Ikot Ansa, donated N25 million to the church.

He made the donation during a thanksgiving mass for Justice Emmanuel Agim Akomaye, who was recently promoted to the rank of Judge of the Supreme Court of Nigeria.

According to the video making the rounds on social media, the bishop subtly shunned the governor and asked him to use the money to pay workers’ salaries.

The development is currently generating reactions on social media as many Nigerians lauded his courage, asking other clergymen to emulate Bishop Ayah.

Pius Okhihan said: "These are the kind men of God CAN should emulate and not politics of who they want to install in Govt so that such person can always find ways of remitting looted funds back to them."

Gbemisola Laseinde commented: Yes oooo, let he know that people are suffering,the church will take care or be taken care of by the people when they are paid their entitlement. He should go and pay to who have served and laboured under him who deserves their dues."

Tunde Babalola commented: "Good one from the man of God, let others emulates Him rather than deceiving their suffering and smiling followers."

Adeniji Bashiru commented: "I trust if it were to be in Pentecostal church, that would have been d end of d money. The Pastor would have been ₦25m richer, and increase his pride!"

Fidel Citizen said: "May the good lord bless that bishop, if the governor does not know how to cascade priorities, the man of God should teach the so called professor governor."

Ernest Wonders commented: "Verily Verily I say to you, this man is not rented. He is not like the bishop of corn and Agbado diocese that graced a certain occasion sometime ago. May God bless him abundantly for this boldness..."

Innocent Oleabhie commented: "This is a sign that many good things are about to happen to Nigeria. One of those things is Bribe rejection, stop to money laundering. Ben is an APC Governor, so the bishop has to be careful too. Ben may later tell him that the money came from tinubu for 2023 election. Politicians with their game."


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