A man whose identity has been shielded by a local church in Makurdi, Benue State has shocked church members with a tithe offering of N42 million. This single donation in a month has caused anger in the state where workers are being owed salaries and the government struggling to pay salaries, NAN reports.
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 such offering, a copy of the church’s quarterly financial report, covering the months of January – March, confirmed the payment of N42 million tithe to the church.
The report showed that the lodgment is the highest single offering from an individual for the quarter. The money was paid into the church’s 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 church’s records also showed that out of the income, N44.6 million was generatedfrom tithe, while a single person accounted for N42 million.