How Bolanle Ambode Forces Husband To Sack State House Pastor Who Refused To Anoint Her Ontime

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May 26, 2017 – How Lagos State First Lady Bolanle Ambode Forces Husband To Sack State House Pastor, Venerable Femi Taiwo Who Refused To Anoint Her Ontime

Lagos State House Chaplain’s Femi Taiwo Fired For Anointing Others Before Governor Ambode’s Wife, Bolanle

There is anger at the Chapel of Christ the Light, Alausa, Lagos State, after the Presiding Chaplain, Venerable Femi Taiwo, was sacked by the Governing Council allegedly on the order of the state Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode.

PUNCH Metro gathered that Taiwo got the sack on Monday, May 15, without any query or official reason stated in the sack letter.

He was said to have been ordered out of his official quarters where he lived with his wife and two children within 24 hours of receiving the letter.

Despite pleadings from church leaders and other reputable elders in the church, the government was said to have insisted that the cleric must leave the church.

Some church members reportedly contributed money to buy gas cooker, and other household items for the family as they vacated the vicarage.

Investigations by our correspondent showed that Taiwo had angered the Governor’s wife, Bolanle Ambode, who had visited the chapel on Sunday, May 14, when the church held an anointing service.

The church is under the Lagos State Ministry of Home Affairs, while the Office of the Lagos State First Lady supervises church.

Church members were said to have filed out to receive anointing oil during the May 14 service without any preference given to Bolanle, who waited endlessly with her entourage.

She was said to have later moved to be anointed and moments later, stormed out of the church, as some of the women leaders ran after her.

Bolanle, who was reported to be visibly angry, allegedly shunned entreaties from the women, which included the wife of the presiding chaplain.

The cleric got the sack the following day.

The directive was issued in a letter dated, May 15, 2017, and signed by the Chairman, Governing Council of CCTL, Mr. Olugbenga Solomon. The letter also ordered the Assistant Chaplain, Very Rev. Ayo Oyadotun, to take over with immediate effect.

A church member, who witnessed the drama and begged not to be identified, said , “The church had declared seven-day fasting after we lost two prominent members.

“The Sunday service, which was declared as anointing service, was supposed to end the fasting.

“The First Lady, Mrs. Bolanle Ambode, was present with her entourage. She comes to the church once in a while.

“When it was time to be anointed, the cleric asked people to come forward, adding that it was optional. Three people stood at the stage to anoint people. They included the chaplain, the presiding chaplain and one other person.

“People started stepping out one after another. The governor’s wife, after some time, also stepped out and was anointed.”

The source said within a few minutes of taking the oil, Bolanle, who felt disrespected, stepped out with her entourage.

Another member of the church said, “As she stepped out, it was obvious that she was angry.

“The president of the women’s fellowship and the pastor’s wife ran after her. She shunned them, entered her car and zoomed off.

“When we came to the church on Tuesday, we heard that Venerable Taiwo had been sacked. We were told that he was sacked because the the governor’s wife didn’t get the anointing oil first and she felt disrespected.

“The man that signed the letter is also a civil servant,” the source said.

The governing council is said to be made up of members of the church and some appointees of the government.

PUNCH Metro learnt that Taiwo still had two years to spend as the presiding chaplain when he was fired.

The source said some church members quickly bought household items for his family as they vacated the church premises on Thursday.

He said, “The children went to school on Thursday without knowing that they would not be staying in the vicarage that evening. Church members bought bed and other household items for them because they did not have their own property.

“The members said their pastor did not offend them, and protested the sacking. The governing council members, however, said they should forget it because whatever came from Alausa was final. Most of the church members are civil servants who can’t talk too much.”

Our correspondent reached out to leaders of the church, including Oyadotun, who refused to comment.

However, one of those that confirmed the incident, begged not to be named.

He said the reason Taiwo got the sack was not stated in the letter, adding that the action was not unconnected from the visit of the wife of the governor.

He said, “Let me be straight with you, in the letter there was no reason for the sack. Whatever you are hearing are what members of the church believed could have happened. And there was indeed a protest by the church and the governing council assuaged them on the sacking.

“There was nothing official in that sacking. No investigation, no query, nothing. We had an anointing service on that Sunday. The following day, the venerable was served the sack letter.”

[PUNCH NG]

24 thoughts on “How Bolanle Ambode Forces Husband To Sack State House Pastor Who Refused To Anoint Her Ontime

  1. BOLANLE AMBODE YOU WILL NOT END WELL. YOU WILL MEET UR WATERLOO VERY SOON TOO.CAUSE YOU THING YOU ARE BETTER THAN OTHER PEOPLE ABI, ORI E BURU. OMO ALE

  2. Nigeria is one hell of a country, why would a Governors wife influence his husband to sack a pastor! nawa oo, it can only happen in Nigeria only if the story is true

  3. We have to be very careful here o, because it was said from this write up dat the sack letter did not have any reason. Let know wat is really happened before judging anyone. Thanks

  4. Hey hey my dear we don,t need to hear or know what happen again witch fly last night pikin die this morning who kill the pikin…..Anoiting service on sunday dem no quick attend to me i begin vex on monday the pastor was fired so what again do we need to know…naija i wonder why all this wives of Governors,senators,commissioners e.t.c thinks they r better of any one..look in Heaven there is not thing like dat if truly she is a xtain things like dat won,t get her angry ,i,m not suprise bcos from the write up they say she come once in a while so dat kind person nor b xtian na show up she dey go do there..don,t worry the last day will tell us weather God even care to know if you b Governor wife or president wife

  5. Na wa oooo, all these our big men for government sef, not only that dem won turn themselves to mini god but to God Himself, who dem think say dem be, when you reach heaven go drag with God say He no judge you first, yeye dey smell

  6. I wonder why the church members needed an official reason. The appointment was made by the state government and protocol should have been followed by the church. You do not keep the governor’s wife waiting! Ordinarily you would not do that to a president or the governor; why do that to the wife? The church deliberately slighted the woman and shielded this act with the ‘Christianity’ ,’equality’ before God mumbo jumbo. No civilized church should do that. Mr Arise, are you still cursing in this day and age and in this Nigeria ? Please pray more. I learnt that when you curse 50% comes back to you. We all do not even know what really happened.e have to be careful as advised by Ologbe.

  7. What nonsense? Who do she think she is? Human being. God will judge. Except that Chaplain is not worshiping a true God. {A.F.A.U}

  8. Hmmmm demi god indeed so bcos d pastor no attend to u first he was fired…if nor b say bible talk say God is slow to anger people like dis deserve to b punish but God is slow to anger..imagine d pastor was sent out wit his children na church members come dey contribute to buy few things may God almighty bless all the hands that contributed money for the pastor Hmmmm na only d thing i get to talk but dis Hmmmmm mean many things

  9. This is serious…. So this woman proof to be too big before God. She don’t even remember that we shall account for all our doing in the day of judgement.
    To the Chaplain…. The Lord is your strength he never leave you nor forsake you.

  10. Womens are always show power. Is not good for womens to be having power bicos they are use am too much. Womens are carry hammer kill mosquito. They are carry gun kill fly. Why is womens like this? She be odinary wife for govano o. If she be the govano nko, wetin for hapun? She for burn the pastor with his family? Womens is not good to having power. God forbid say womens is president of Nigeria. She go tie all the mens for pole and flog us there.

  11. Womens are sweet. But womens are also evil. Is why devil come hide inside woman. Devil get palor and kichen inside woman.

  12. Yeye dey smell Bolanle u v not don well,u v not done dis to man but to God almighty u no y we r all eqaul in d presence of God even if d Pastor disrespect u as been said y d sack letter y cant u respect d anointing in d man. Think abt wot u v done.
    YOU DONT FIGHT FOR RESPECT IF U DESERVE IT U WILL BE GIVEN.

  13. WHO KNOWS what story she had told her husband? A wise man does not listen to everything his wife says.

  14. Hummm this is unbelievable.if Bolanle actually gave birth to twins she will not thrown pastor out on the street with his children

  15. Touch not my anointed and do my prophet no harm. May the Lord strengthen the man of God. Rejoice for the Lord has a new package for you. When a door closes another open.

  16. The problem with our leaders in Nigeria is pomposity and ignorance. In most cases they fail to control their wives and children. If not the wife showing off it is the children. Abacha’s children did drive to the central bank and have the vehicle loaded with cash. Abacha’s children single handedly exported Nigeria’s oil to be refined abroad and later import it to be sold in Nigeria at exorbitant price while the refineries were left to rot. Former Abia state governor, Theodore Orji’ son once went into a super market in Umuahia and ordered everybody out that no one should come in until he had finished shopping. A gentleman there refused to oblige and the Theordore Orji’s useless son slapped him. Little did he know that the man he slapped was an army officer in civilian clothing. His men were summoned and the useless bastard son of Theodore was given the beating of his life. Lesson learned. Bolanle Ambode was one million percent wrong to have demanded preference since all were asked to queue on line. That is the house of worship. People come there to worship God not human. My state governor, Chris Christy do come to the cafeteria and queue on line to be served. Can that happen in Nigeria? NO. The commissioner for my department do come to the cafeteria for lunch and queue on line to be served. Can that happen in Nigeria? Capital NO. Obama and Michelle do go to church and queue on line to receive holly communion. Can that happen in Nigeria? another NO. So @Bose Adekola you are totally wrong to say that the pastor should have given preference to Ambode’s wife for the anointing. This is idol worshipping. Even the press in Nigeria are involved in idol worshipping. They refer to the wives of governors as “her excellency”. They should be referred to as “the governor’s wife, Mrs… or Dr… and not her excellency and this applies to the presidents wives too. People worshipping people in Nigeria is one on the main causes of corruption as other people want to be worshipped.

  17. shame on governors wife..office of first lady is unconstituitional..that crap started with 1bb..why will the chaplain be answerable to gov wife?we are all in the race for heaven but still wonder if politicians,wife and cronies place themselves above all..thank GOD THE CLERIC CAN return to his real mission by preaching,lifting the downtrodden and working in the lords vineyard.

  18. When men of God refuse to serve God this is the reward of man
    Chaplain go & serve God not man

  19. So arrogant forgotten we are all equal in the presence of the most High. Hmmmm omo eru soro delade iru won ma nsi ipo loni.

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