Editor Nigeria reports that the Senior Pastor of Abuja-based Dunamis International Gospel Centre, Dr Paul Enenche, has described reports in some quarters that his church recently acquired a private jet as â€œabsolutely false and totally untrueâ€.
The cleric said though his ministry could afford to acquire a private jet for the â€œpurpose of easy, stress-less and aggressive spread of the gospelâ€, the church was yet to buy one.
Enenche made this known in a statement on Friday through his Secretary, Sylvester Edoh.
The statement titled, â€˜On The Purported Acquisition Of A Private Jetâ€™ partly read, â€œBy Godâ€™s grace, we do not lack the capacity to acquire or own a private jet for the sake of the gospel.
â€œHowever, the news of our acquisition of a private jet that is currently making rounds is absolutely false and totally untrue.â€
â€œThe picture of the jet making rounds is that of an aircraft, N838BB HAWKER 800XP (HS25), belonging to a private aviation company that was chartered in December 2019 for a series of crusades in Benue State,â€ the statement added.
â€œWe do not need to acquire or buy an equipment before we can own it.
â€œWe have the capacity to announce by ourselves, whatever we deem news-worthy,â€ it concluded.
Acquisition of private jets is not a new phenomenon amongst Nigerian top pastors. The General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, Pastor Enoch Adeboye; the Presiding Bishop of the Living Faith Church Worldwide aka Winnersâ€™ Chapel, David Oyedepo; the General Overseer of Omega Fire Ministries, Apostle Johnson Suleman; amongst others own private jets.