Nigerians React on The Use of USSD Codes By Some Churches.

Criticisms have trailed the introduction of Unstructured Supplementary Service Data (USSD) code by the Living Faith Church Worldwide (Winners’ Chapel), and Dunamis International Gospel Centre, introduced by Bishop David Oyedepo, and Pastor Paul Enenche, to enable members make online payments of offerings and tithes, as services are largely held online due to the pandem­ic coronavirus.

According to critics, the initiative was a misplaced and insensitive step as they expressed that the church should have followed the path of other church leaders and organisations making relief donations to cushion the finan­cial implications surrounding the stay-at-home directive by the Nigerian government in containing the spread of coro­navirus.

While some have bashed church leaders for inventing new ways to get money from the masses, saying they need they money to maintain their statuses as billionaires, others have commended them, citing that the church must be run, regardless of the current economic situation of the country, caused by the Coronavirus pandemic.

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