General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), Pastor Enoch Adejare Adeboye has officially stated his position on the #EndSARS protests ongoing across the country.
TheNewsGuru.com (TNG) reports Pastor Adeboye made his position on the #EndSARS protests known through posts he made via his official Facebook page and Twitter handle.
“Our daughters will not be able to prophesy and young men will not see visions if we don’t keep them alive.
“I support the youths in this peaceful protest as they “speak up” to #EndPoliceBrutality,” Pastor Adeboye posted on Facebook.
Our daughters will not be able to prophesy and young men will not see visions if we don’t keep them alive.
I support the youths in this peaceful protest as they “speak up” to #EndPoliceBrutality#EndSARS#ENDSWAT pic.twitter.com/UFnAfsskly
— Pastor Adeboye (@PastorEAAdeboye) October 14, 2020
Meanwhile, the RCCG as a church has also made it’s position on the demand to end police brutality in the country.
The church made its position known in a statement signed by Pastor Johnson Odesola, Assistant General Overseer, Administration and Personnel, RCCG.
The statement reads: “The Redeemed Christian Church of God identifies with Nigerians presently protesting against police brutality and the abuse of power by the very institution established to protect them.
“The Church declares its understanding and appreciation of the concerns and grievances of the youths and the generality of Nigerians and calls for an immediate end to police brutality in the country.
“While noting the constitutional responsibility of the Police to maintain law and order, the Church emphasizes the need for the Police to constantly align their strategies with the needs of the people.
“While noting that many innocent lives have been lost through unnecessary brutality and wrong application of force, the Church calls on the Government to not only restructure the Police but to also re-orientate the officers towards modern ways of policing.
“The Church welcomes the disbandment of the SARS, and notes the establishment of a new outfit called the Special Weapons and Tactics Team (SWAT) but advises that it should not become a case of old wine in a new bottle.
“The Church reiterates its call on Government to take urgent steps to tackle the rising rate of unemployment, decay in the nation’s educational system and the general harsh economic situation in the country.
“The Church appeals to young Nigerians to comport themselves orderly as they have been online and in major cities across the federation and express their grievances within the confines of what God and the Law of the land allows”.