Why I Do Not Go To Court Over Fake News About Me – Oyedepo
Bishop David Oyedepo of Living Faith Church is one person that is not bothered about fake news about him or his ministry and he has a reason for it.
He told a congregation that if he sought redress for fake news published by media organisations about him, the company would fold up and people would lose their jobs.
“If I take it up, people will lose their jobs and how do we expect them to feed their families?” he questioned.
Dr. Oyedepo says he does not even pay attention to news about him or his ministry, stressing that the day an official told him he saw him on television in his office, he ordered that all televisions in offices be removed.
"You are not paid to watch television," he said.
“I have no interest in watching News on television or reading Newspapers.
“Those who make news don’t read them. They are only busy making news and they cannot make news reading about other people,” he said.
He had, during his message, also kicked against the NGO bill, warning that it could abuse the rights of persons to their religions.
Meanwhile, the Deputy Majority Leader of the House of Representatives, Buba Jibril, has set the records straight.
He said the proposed law would not affect churches and mosques.
Jibril who is from Kogi State and a member of the All Progressives Congress, maintained in a statement that religious organisations and quasi financial institutions were not affected by the bill because they were not NGOs.
“Churches, mosques, esusu and market women associations are not affected by the bill,” Jibril said.