Nigeria and China are the fastest growing private jets markets in the world. China is one of the fastest growing economies in the world and the second largest worldwide. Nigeria competes with China in private jet ownership!
Let that sink!
The endemic straw of private jets in the Lord’s vineyard in Nigeria is the Lord’s doing and it is marvelous in our eyes. Or is it?
The number of private jets purchased by pastors, politicians and business men has grown astronomically from about 20 jets in 2007 to more than 160 jets.
Topping Forbes’ list of Nigerians who own private jets are pastors, particularly Pentecostal pastors.
To accommodate for the new toys, the Federal government had to inaugurate the first-ever private jet terminal at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport in Abuja.
Predictably, more airports in Nigeria will have to play host to more private jet terminals so as to make more income from jet parking. Pentecostal pastors who own jets are planning of building their own private jet hangars.
So it came a rude when the fiery Apostle Johnson Suleiman was reported to have joined the band of private jet owners.
In an interview granted to reporters, Apostle Suleiman stated that “It is no crime for a man of God to have a private jet, if it is meant to reach the world faster in spreading God’s mission.
“But I don’t have one yet. The truth is that, I was given a private plane as a gift about one month ago. But God told me that the giver was not pure. So I rejected it.
“You may have seen the pictures of the jet on the internet. In fact, I collected it. But when I prayed over it and found out that the source of the giver’s wealth wasn’t sincere, I politely turned it down.”
Do other pastors pray also when they’re given gifts which widely separates them from their poor members?