By Junior Otabono
The General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, RCCG, Pastor Enoch Adejare Adeboye over the weekend declared that he was richer than Bill Gates, who ranks as the world’s richest man.
Pastor Adeboye, who was speaking to worshippers during the church’s 63rd Annual Convention shortly before the Holy Communion Service on the topic; “Overflowing Cup,” explained that if Bill Gates needed shoes, he would have to go to the market to buy them, but that if he, Adeboye, should announce that he needs shoes at the Redemption Camp venue of the convention, the auditorium might not contain the shoes people would donate to him.
According to the cleric, “I have houses in at least 188 countries of the world, where we have our churches, so I am richer than Bill Gates. Each time I visit these countries, my children would be struggling and saying ‘daddy, come and stay with me.
“ If I announce here that tomorrow morning, I need a car to travel to the new auditorium, how many cars do you think would be made available to me by you my children? Those of you that do not have a car of your own, very soon, God will give you your own cars. So, I am appealing to you to become an incurable soul winner before you leave this convention ground and your cup will overflow,” he said.
Daddy G.O, as he is fondly called, had earlier used the occasion to warn that any of the mission’s provinces with dirty hostels at the camp would not be allowed to attend next year’s convention, and advised that people should tidy up their dormitories.