PASTOR E. A. ADEBOYE has stepped down as the Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, Nigeria but still remains the General Overseer of RCCG worldwide.
During the Ministers Thanksgiving Service on the 7th January, 2017, Pastor E.A. Adeboye broke the news to his ministers informing them that he will no longer be the Overseer of RCCG Nigeria.
The need for the action is as a result to the new legal requirements set up by the Federal Government of Nigeria through its Financial Regulations Council, guiding all registered churches, mosques, CSOs etc. It allows leaders of religious organization(s) to have a maximum period of twenty years to lead their organization(s). In retirement, they are not permitted to hand over to their families amongst other rules.