Bishop David Olaniyi Oyedepo has reacted to reports that he uses Church fund gotten from Tithes and Offerings to purchase and maintain his private jets.
The General Overseer of Living Faith ministries said he ‘feels good’ about the criticisms as they are only ‘opinions’. He added that he is not disturbed by the ‘fake news’, describing them as persecution. He told Education Explorer;
“I feel very good. It’s an opinion. Let me tell you what my understanding of persecution is; it’s simply an opinion harshly expressed. And everybody has a right to his opinion.
People who are walking in the truth are hardly bothered when things are said negatively about them because they have nothing to hide. The truth is I have never felt it, some say it’s not human, but I have not. I can’t be wasting my time trying to reply lies because I have too many things to do.
They are doing their work, let me be doing my work too and before they wake up in the morning, I’ve done the next one, so, it doesn’t matter. My idea of it is that, in a football match, you have only 22 people playing with thousands of spectators.
And that is the way it is in the journey of life. In every field, you find just few players and many spectators, multitudes. If we don’t know where to place opinions, they will displace us.
When we started Covenant University, so many people said it would not work, now, we hosted two Nobel Laureates this week, whereas no Nigerian university has ever hosted one in the history of university education in Nigeria.
Now, it is the most pronounced and preferred private university in Nigeria. In fact, they say this is the University of the future; that is what they say in the university community. Those who said it could not work now have their children here because they have changed their mind.
“Some people say how can you tell children how to dress? We have to do that so they won’t behave like mad people on the street. They say how can you tell them they can’t use phone? We tell them so they would be disconnected from cultism.”