An unidentified man has paid a staggering sum of N42 million as a tithe offering to a local church in Makurdi. The huge gesture shocked the church members
Investigations by the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Makurdi, revealed that the money was paid into the UBA account of the NKST Church, High Level, Makurdi.
Although the resident pastor of the church, Dr. Frederick Ikyaan, initially denied knowledge of the offering, a copy of the church’s quarterly financial report, covering the months of January – March, confirmed the payment.
The report also showed that it was the highest single offering from an individual for the quarter, and was paid into the account in January.
The breakdown of the church’s financial report showed an income of N56.2 million and an expenditure of N33.7 million within the same period.. The records also showed that out of the income, N44.6 million was generated from tithe, while a single person accounted for N42 million.
Reacting to the financial report, the pastor said his initial denial was based on the allegations that the donor was an appointee of the Benue State Government.
“I still stand by my words that the person that gave us that money is not an appointee of the state government. He does not even stay in Benue, but he is an indigene of the state.”