It was an emotional meeting today, Saturday 25, February, 2017, for the children and wives of late Celestial Founder, Samuel Bilewu Oshoffa as they gathered to express their grievances concerning the neglect of the Oshoffa descendants by Celestial Church of Christ, worldwide headed by their brother, Pastor Mobiyina Friday Oshoffa.
Sitting at Moshood Street, Ketu, at Pastor Mobiyina’s living room were Baba Banjo, Shodunke, Abraham Ajose, Toriola, Baba Oshin, Baba Akanji, Tinu Ladoja and others alongside the pastor, to iron out modalities on how to tackle and resolve the welfare issues of the widows and children of the late founder, SBJ.
The emotionally intense meeting which left many of them downcast hearing their plights ended with a promise to constitute a committee that will henceforth look into the welfare of the aggrieved children and wives of the late Pastor founder.
The 70th anniversary constituted committee issue was also brought up where they totally disagreed with the exemption of them except Edith and Ebenezer Oshoffa , who were said to have been drafted into the committee, but placed under Snr. Evang. Soyemi, reason Ebenezer boycotted the meeting.
The issue of funding of the collapsed fence and some expenses which was said to have been done by Ketu which was later brought before the children as one of the things done by Ketu for the Oshoffas was amongst the things that really aggravated the angers of the widows and children of the late spiritual sage.
Certain amount of money was also said to have played out whereby the Pastor allegedly confirmed today that he instructed Sup Evang. Pius Olarewaju to pay the family from his salary only for Ketu to have presented documentation stating that the said amount of money was part of Ketu’s support to the family. We were informed by a reliable source that, the issue concerning that was readdressed and well explained to the children and widows.
The conspicuous absence of Pius Olarenwaju from the meeting led the Oshoffa children to demand for reason he was not with them at the meeting, but, Tinu Ladoja, a close ally to Mr. Pius and other Ketu authority was said to have come to his defense that he wouldn’t have attended such a meeting since it has become a tradition of the Oshoffa children to hurl abusive words at him on and off social media. We don’t know how true this is though.
One of the equally salient issues raised at the meeting was the demand by the children and wives for the entitlements of the late pastor founder. After all the deliberations which lasted for more than four hours, the BoT, assured the family that all issues discussed will be further looked into and the committee would get back to them in due course.
To set the record straight, methinks the Oshoffa children and widows should note at this point that, Celestial Church of Christ is registered as a non –profit, charitable organization, thus meaning, the issue of entitlement is not a subject of discussion and its holds no substance according to corporate governance code.
On Oshoffa’s married daughters, watch this space as there is a strong concern raised by one of them which will be coming your way soon on this same platform #CNO.
But in fairness, this issues raised by the children and widows of the founder are on point except, of course, the area of entitlement. If they have to raise an objection based on this, the children and widow of late Abiodun Alexandra Bada too have equal right to claim their father’s entitlement since their late father was co-builder of the church to this enviable status.
What do you think readers? Are we missing something here?
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