General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, RCCG, Pastor Enoch Adeboye, has again challenged Nigerian journalists to always verify their stories before rushing to press, arguing that balanced reporting was the hallmark of responsible journalism.
He urged the Nigerian media to take advantage of recently passed Freedom of Information Act, to always verify the facts available to them before going to press. This was in response to recent petition by a family member.
The petitioner had accused Adeboye of lack of transparency as he was said to have bought the Redemption Camp grounds in his personal name and that of his wife, while using church funds to develop the property.
Apparently irked by the allegation that the land on which the sprawling Redemption Camp is situated, was bought in his name and that of his wife, the renowned pastor said any journalist worth that name should be able to go to the relevant office at the Ogun State Secretariat to verify such information.
Adeboye added, “You know that we pay every year, ground rents and other charges. Journalists should be able to investigate in whose names such payments were made regularly.”