Advisory Board Directs CMCs to strengthen Administration in Provinces…..by Mike Oduniyi
In a major step to instill accountability, transparency and probity in the management of the finances of the Church, the Advisory Board of the Eternal Sacred Order of the Cherubim and Seraphim, has empowered all officers of Central Management Councils (CMCs) to check and inspect the financial records of provinces on regular basis and report same to the Board.
The Board has also set in motion, plans to create more provinces from the present Abuja Province, in a bid to accommodate the interest of the growing number of members of the Holy Order in the vast Federal Capital Territory (FCT).
In an official statement signed by the SAG and Secretary to the Order, Elder (Dr.) Napo Emuchay, the Advisory Board also directed all provinces to ensure regular payment of their 5 percent remittance to the CMC.
“Failure of the provincial chairmen to meet at least 50% of their financial obligation to the National body will attract automatic removal from office,” the Board said.
It further stated that it is now mandatory for all Provincial Chairmen to attend CMC meetings and that absence from meeting on three occasions would attract suspension from office.
The Board directed that all provinces must ensure regular payment of their 5 percent remittance to their CMCs, while all Chairmen of Provinces have been directed to submit at every meeting, payment of their financial obligations to the Church, the Board directed.
Meanwhile, the Baba Aladura and Prelate of the Eternal Sacred Order of the Cherubim and Seraphim Worldwide, Dr. David D.L. Bob-Manuel, has mandated the Elder-in-Charge of the Abuja Cathedral National Headquarters Annex, Dr. Isaac Bello, to explore the possibility of creating more provinces from the present Abuja Province.
The proposed additional provinces for Abuja, according to the Prelate, would take into consideration such factors as the distance and geography of the Area.