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The Baba Aladura has the final say in all matters. 

This right of decision is contained in Article II of the Articles of Association of the Organization. This allows for easy flow of the business and the management of the Organisation. The Baba Aladura, in consultation with the Advisory Board, makes policy decisions and directions for the Holy Order. 

In the absence of the Baba Aladura the Advisory Board has the last say in administrative matters “We should point out however that the responsibilities attaching to the high office of the Baba Aladura are enormous and their faithful and effectual exercise demands the co-operation, patience, loyalty and devotion of all the members from the Baba Aladura to the lowest member.”

The Baba Aladura has set up various machineries to allow consultation between the members and the policy making body. In order to be able to get every elder of the church involved in the policy making, various organs of administration have been set up.

 
These are:
  • General Administrative Council
  • Central Management Council
  • Special Management Council;
  • Provincial Council
  • District Council
There is also the General Meeting which is the requirement of the company Law. Before any change in the policy of the Order, the Baba Aladura usually have consultation with these various organs of administration.

The ‘General Meeting’ is attended by all the delegates from the 45 Provinces of the Holy Order. The delegates hold proxies for all members within their provinces. All major policy matters that would affect the organization are brought to this meeting for discussions. Decisions made at this general meeting are binding on the Holy Order after they have been duly approved by the Baba Aladura.

The ‘General Administrative Council’ is made up of all Supervising Apostle upwards (i.e. Deputy Baba Aladura, Senior Apostle General, Supervising Apostle Generals, Apostle Generals, Special Senior Apostles, Senior Apostles, and Supervising Apostles). Baba Aladura presides over this Council while the Chairman of the Council is the Secretary-to the- Order. This Management body is able to deal with some major administrative matters in the provinces and make suggestions for modifications. It also engineers the agenda for the general meeting.