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“Dear Nigerian Pastors, please help us repair our roads instead of buying private jets” – Shan George

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Nollywood actress Shan George has on her Instagram pleaded with Nigerian pastors to fix roads with tithes and offerings.

The actress shared a video of her plying the road between Calabar and Uyo in Akwa Ibom State, with a caption asking pastors to please help fix roads. She wrote:

Dear Nigeria Pastors, I beg you in the name of God this beautiful Sunday, i’m on my knees, i know you must have collected a lot of tithes and offerings this Sunday, Pls help us repair our roads instead of using the money to buy private jets and big cars. U and your family fly over us with your private jets, while we perish down here. So many people have died here. Pls is it a crime or a sin if you help? #pastors#help#people#please

See the post below:

Photo Credit: shangeorgefilms

36 Comments

  1. Mrs chidukane

    November 6, 2017 at 4:48 pm

    My dear, they won’t be allowed to fix the roads even if they wanted to. That road is someone’s meal ticket. Even if its fixed, give it 2 years. Someone will pour a corrosive agent on the road to wear it down. I’ve seen it happen. Or government agents will break the road so that they will award contracts on it. Nigerian politicians are messed up, very wicked people.

    • tunmi

      November 6, 2017 at 5:27 pm

      I’m not trying to attack you. But is this the end of it? Do we just see things happen and leave it at that?

  2. Ukpabi Ijeoma Sunday

    November 6, 2017 at 4:56 pm

    Dear Shan George, its better U do justice 2 ur brain; wot concern road n pastor?

    • Ec

      November 6, 2017 at 5:08 pm

      Ijeoma, use your brain and be a bit more polite. She is concerned about the safety and wellbeing of people. Bad roads lead to too many unfortunate results and pastors can be part of the solution. All she is saying

    • godwin

      November 6, 2017 at 5:37 pm

      you are dumb

    • bey

      November 6, 2017 at 8:14 pm

      Must you abuse her. She speaks factssssss.
      My estate is not the govt but they fixed the road leading to my estate all the darn time. There is smthn called civic duty.
      Some churches can’t even patch the road leading to their churches. When they obviously can.
      Alot of their members are hungry. They can start with Sunday lunch and then walk their way up to do more. Yes some do help. But to me true Christianity is actually helping the less privileged in your congregation . Find that more christianlike

    • Kay tela

      November 6, 2017 at 8:39 pm

      That was a very stupid and irresponsible response. I feel very sorry for shallow minded individuals like you and those seemingly liking your gross stupidity

  3. Ec

    November 6, 2017 at 5:06 pm

    Well is she lying? Charity begins at home. All that tithe and offering plus expensive private universities can do good

    • Anonymous

      November 6, 2017 at 6:37 pm

      Well lying or not tithes and offerings are not yours to decide on how they should be spent so deal with it!!!

  4. Fence

    November 6, 2017 at 5:27 pm

    I dont even care that much about how the money is spent.. that one is for their conscience to judge as long as I have done my part. What worries me more is all the killings and injustice happening in the land yet the church says nothing but when its time for campaign you would see them talk…smh

  5. Ephi

    November 6, 2017 at 5:37 pm

    Whatever happened to holding your leaders accountable? Shan George, face your local government officials, governor, ministers and the myriad of others chopping PUBLIC MONEY, Emphasis on public money i.e. money meant for the development of the country being lavished on children’s weddings, overseas education, properties abroad, oloshos etcetera

    The church should give back to the society but that is by choice, and not by compulsion. We just like to mix things up in this country. You elect leaders, they fail to deliver, and you are now facing pastors. Puhleez.

    • Engoz

      November 6, 2017 at 6:02 pm

      Absolutely!!! Honestly Nigerian celebrities can say nonsense. Jeeezzz!!!
      What a ridiculous thought process! Because it’s hotcake now for pastors to be called out, Shan George wants to trend.

      Don’t hold your leaders responsible o, be calling pastors who are in this same quagmire like you. I doubt Shan George even knows who her local government chairman is. Instead of her to research who’s directly responsible for the road, she focused on Pastors.

    • Patty boo

      November 6, 2017 at 6:25 pm

      Like for real tho, what happen to the government? ALL this attention freeze and the like give to chruchs should be directed to the right people. What is even wrong with some of us?
      The banks steal from us on a daily basis, the government also does, the church we give freely wtf is all this?

  6. Deleke

    November 6, 2017 at 5:39 pm

    I thought it was the GOVERNMENT that provided the roads. Maybe I slept during government class in high school or CRK in junior high, I dunno.

    • Engoz

      November 6, 2017 at 6:18 pm

      Lmao!???

  7. momo

    November 6, 2017 at 5:40 pm

    I pity nigerians who have so been maltreated that they no longer bother with the government nor demand accountability from those that should be working….sad

  8. Asa

    November 6, 2017 at 5:48 pm

    Dear Shan George, advocacy is a good thing and I applaud you for it. Now please can you direct your advocacy to the right people – the government. Nigerians unfortunately have this annoying habit of trying to elicit a better life from individuals they consider to be highly placed and in so doing allow government to abdicate their responsibilities. However rich a Pastor is, it is NOT the Pastor’s duty to repair roads Miss Shan. It is the duty of the government to repair the roads using monies paid by tax payers such as myself. The government is responsible for ensuring better lives for the people and road is one of these commitments. Attacking Pastors is not the new cool, we can ask them to undertake charitable works but we cannot abandon the responsibility of governance on their hands just because they presumably fly private jets.

    It disappoints me when people who should know better spew ignorance like this. How do we get our kids and young ones like us to hold government to account when we point fingers at presumably richer ones and demand that they repair roads. Next we will say fix the lights, then we will say fix the health sector while the government spends our taxes and resources and does nothing.

  9. Nonso

    November 6, 2017 at 6:14 pm

    Shan George are you not a celebrity, use your celebrity to raise funds and gather people that will hold the government accountable for this. Some might say, you made a lot of money making films, you should fix the road too.

  10. Funmilola

    November 6, 2017 at 6:22 pm

    And when did pastors become government officials?

    • Naijalikita

      November 7, 2017 at 12:05 am

      When they started praying for and endorsing politicians. When they started collecting allowee from government officials and turning a blind eye.

  11. Anonymous

    November 6, 2017 at 6:29 pm

    Clearly no post is complete without the mention of a Pastor and tithes and offerings. Such “obsession” to free the poor helpless sheep who have decided to practice what they believe. If gays and lesbians have rights which I do not contest please and please can you back off harping at others’ beliefs!!!

  12. Nky

    November 6, 2017 at 7:45 pm

    Our government has been irresponsible. How about we also demand our churches to contribute in development of social infrastructure since they same government exempts them from paying tax.

    • Anonymous

      November 6, 2017 at 7:59 pm

      Your government is answerable to you. And the church…….
      Sure you can fill in the gaps!!

    • tunmi

      November 6, 2017 at 10:17 pm

      this!

      and I believe Shan George has addressed a politician before….I’m not sure.

  13. Tina

    November 6, 2017 at 11:51 pm

    Hypocrite so now you want to talk shan George
    Were you not the one throwing shade at daddy freeze saying I’LL PAY MY TITHE COME AND BEAT ME.

    Daddy freeze is just highlighting the flashy pastors who are using tithe money for vanity and you were there throwing shade.

    There’s another pastor in PH who used all tithe money to open free school for kids, absolutely free. Freeze praised him immensely. So u see his point, his problem is flashy pastors not necessarily tithing. I don’t think if the pastors used the money for road free hospitals, free schools etc that if all that was so, that freeze will have any a problem with any of them.

    I get his point. As a tithe payer, I really get his point.. Fortunately for me am not foolish and ignorant like most, I research and found a church where the money is used wisely and not some flashy pastor private jet, and designer clothes and shoes. I don’t have an ounce of respect for any of them.

    By their fruits you shall know them. Watch how flashy they are and advice your self. I don’t care if it’s was a gift car, they should sell the car and help the poor and drive normal car. Who are u trying to impress with all the flashiness.

    • Proud Naija

      November 7, 2017 at 10:41 am

      God bless you Tina!

  14. Hmmmm

    November 7, 2017 at 1:25 am

    Why not also ask Imams of Mosques to repair the roads, Also Babalawos. In fact all leaders of the different Religions?
    Ignorance is terrible!

  15. Best

    November 7, 2017 at 4:18 am

    This is a ridiculous statement dear Madam Shan, sure you can say pastors should start paying civil servant’s salary.
    Please kindly direct your thoughts to the appropriate channel

  16. Miss shee

    November 7, 2017 at 5:21 am

    Shan George, also tell the emir and imams to come and repair the road too. Mosque and their imams are not criticised and the atrocities being committed on daily basis is beyond words. It is well.

    • ray

      November 7, 2017 at 9:36 am

      @Miss shee Am not a muslim but in live in the northern part of Nigeria, these Imams don’t live half of the kind of life our so called pastors live and they help each other. Our christianity is just so much noise. God help us. Am tempted to write so much but i will just leave it here.

  17. ndidi

    November 7, 2017 at 9:44 am

    2 billion likes for this comment

  18. remmy

    November 7, 2017 at 9:58 am

    The so called leaders wont allow them even if they want to, we all know these naw. i was reading one of the articles here, when a guy mentioned his church wanted to fix the road to their church, and the so called people that are supposed to fix it and did nothing, are asking that the church should bring the money, we all know what happens after that.
    Please Lets all be careful with what we say when it comes to pastors and men of GOD. Please!!!!!!!!

  19. Yeemmy

    November 7, 2017 at 10:14 am

    Reading some comments makes me sad Yes Shan George talked about Pastors repairing roads which primarily should be the responsibility of the govt. But there is what we call CSR, The Churches can assist the govt not only in repairing/constructing roads but by also building hospitals, Schools and other social amenities the masses can afford. The Church should be a shinning example to all other religious bodies. Most of the Schools constructed by these religious bodies are very expensive and it’s the same tithe and offering of parishioners that was used to build these Schools.

  20. Cissy

    November 7, 2017 at 4:16 pm

    kuddos to shan George, everyone who criticise her are fools who have been brainwashed.
    The church pastors have influence, some powerful politician seek their counsel they should use their office to encourage these politicians to do the right thing and fix roads.
    As for the tithes and offering , we can talk about this until we are blue in the face, these money is not only for beautifying church building, pastors and private jets, that cost a lot to park it on a daily basis. This money is also meant for feeding the poor in society. How many houses and donkey did Jesus own. They are suppose to serve the people, God cares about souls. They should look after the sheep of the Lord. People are more important to God than Church building. The church need to repent

    Politicians may not have conscience but pastors are suppose to.

    Jesus said feed my sheep

  21. OA

    November 8, 2017 at 4:06 am

    I’m not saying the church shouldn’t give back to the community, but there should be a clear separation between church and state. The church has nothing to do with good roads in the country. That’s the govt.’s job. If the church does it, it’s from the goodness of its heart and not a mandatory or compulsory act. Building roads is a huge expenditure and does not equate to building one small building somewhere. Also, let’s not forget that churches too have their own projects and budgets – which are typically to be used in growing the kingdom of God. As for the command to “feed my sheep” I think that has to do with teaching and sharing God’s word. Not building roads on behalf of the government.

  22. BLESSED BEYOND MEASURE

    November 8, 2017 at 3:17 pm

    Dear Grandma Shan George,i am sure you have also in your own earnings from your rich n poor followers n FANS dug borehole ,provided food and adopted poor kids in your village who government have abandorned too.i know you can do it.

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