General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, Pastor Enoch Adeboye, on Wednesday visited Kirikiri Maximum Security Prison in Lagos to spend Boxing Day with the prisoners and guards.
The respected cleric, who stated this 0n Twitter, said it was to show that Jesus Christ came to the world to save all mankind and “not (a) selected few.”
“H(appy) Boxing D(ay), I’m at KiriKiri Max(imum) Security Prison this morning to fellowship with the prisoners and guards. Jesus died for all. Not selected few.”
Adeboye apparently used the tweet to debunk criticisms that his church has been showing preference for highly placed Nigerians.
The former Mathematics lecturer has often been criticised for inviting highly placed Nigerians, especially presidents and governors, to important events organised by the church at its Redemption Camp on Lagos-Ibadan Expressway.
President Goodluck Jonathan was a guest at the church’s December convention in 2011 and 2012, an action which attracted much anger from Nigerians.
This was especially in view of the gridlock caused by the shutting of many roads in Lagos as well as the partial shutdown of Lagos-Ibadan Expressway on both occasions, which left many road users stranded for many hours.