Controversy over 42 million naira tithe to Benue church

42 million naira tithe

A man whose identity has been shielded by a church in Makurdi, has shocked members with a tithe of N42 million.

According to the News Agency of Nigeria the money was paid into the UBA account of the NKST Church High Level  Makurdi.

Although the pastor of the church, Dr. Frederick Ikyaan, initially denied knowledge of the offering, a copy of the church’s quarterly financial report, covering the months of January – March, confirmed the payment of N42million tithe to the church.

The report showed that the lodgement was the highest single offering from an individual for the quarter.

The money was paid into the church’s account in January.

The breakdown of the church’s financial report showed an income of N56.2 million and an expenditure of N33.7 million within the same time frame.

The church’s records also showed that out of the income, N44.6 million was generated from tithe offerings while a single person accounted for N42 million.

Reacting to the financial report, the pastor said his initial denial was based on the allegations that the donor was an appointee of the Benue government.

” I still stand by my words that the person that gave us that money is not an appointee of the state government. In fact, he does not even stay in Benue but is an indigene of the state.”

He said there was nothing wrong with the offering and insisted that the church had nothing to hide.

Meanwhile, the tithe offering has stirred controversy in a state struggling to pay the salaries of workers.

The NKST Church is an abbreviation for ‘Non go Kristu  U Sudan hen Tiv’, meaning the Church of Christ Amongst the Tiv.

Source: NAN.

Get more stuff like this
in your inbox

Subscribe to our mailing list and get interesting stuff and updates to your email inbox.

Thank you for subscribing.

Something went wrong.


  1. Why all this Uproar. Tithe donations supposed to be done on condition of anonymity. The tither is promoting God’s Kingdom. That’s why God is blessing and promotion him even in this scourge and recession time.

  2. Tithe is 10% of what man earn, if you receive salary monthly then you pay monthly but, if it’s yearly then you pay yearly. If you steal from govt. Or private individual & you think your tithe can confused God then, you should have a rethink. He only takes tithes that’s from a genuine source.

Leave a Reply