Man Pays N42m Tithe To Benue Church
The payment of N42 million tithe by a single man to The NKST Church, Benue has thrown up controversy among members.
Our correspondent gathered that the man (Names Withheld) had paid the large sum to NKST, (Non go Kristu U Sudan hen Tiv’) meaning the Church of Christ Amongst the Tiv in January.
According to a member of the church who showed the financial report of the church to journalist, the tither would have made N420 million in January for him to pay the 10 per cent of N42 million.
The financial report showed that the money was paid into the UBA account of the NKST Church High Level Makurdi and was the biggest amount since the church was established.
Sources said that the tither might be a public servant working for the state government but the pastor of the church, Dr. Frederick Ikyaan denied such allegation, adding that the tither was not a government official and does not even reside in Benue.
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 time frame.
The total funds generated by the church from tithes was N44.6 million in the first quarter of the years, between January and March out of which a single man paid N42 million.
“I still stand by my words that the person that gave us that money is not an appointee of the state government,” the pastor insisted.