The presiding Bishop of the Living Faith Church, otherwise known as Winners Chapel, Bishop David Oyedepo, has refuted reports of being denied entry vi
The presiding Bishop of the Living Faith Church, otherwise known as Winners Chapel, Bishop David Oyedepo, has refuted reports of being denied entry visa into the US. Earlier today, there were reports from both main stream and online media that the Bishop was denied a visa into the US on Thursday, January 30th, 2020 and ended up creating a scene at the US consulate in Lagos. The reports also said that comedian, Bovi Ugbomah was granted one while his wife, Chris, wasn’t. While many Nigerians celebrated this, the report of the Bishop being denied visa has now been discovered to be untrue.
In a statement released by the church and signed by the Chairman, Editorial and Media Board, LFCWW (Winners’ Chapel Int’l), Prof. Sheriff Folarin, the Bishop was at no time denied US entry visa.
“The Bishop renewed his visa, last year, without any initial denial or drama, or scene. The Bishop was NOT at the Embassy or Consulate yesterday or even anytime this year. Bishop has been in Canaanland all this week. The last time he applied for visa, which was last year, he was issued without delay. We have been in touch with the US Embassy and they are as surprised as we are about this FAKE NEWS, which some media houses decided to spread, the statement read”
“We encourage the Nigerian media to always tow the line of due diligence before rushing to press and try to at least reach the church from time to time, whenever items try to pass through the rumour mill. Professionalism and wisdom require this so as to maintain integrity and make the media trusted in the society, particularly in this age that fake news has become The News. Bishop Oyedepo is a good friend of the US government and has a very good relationship with US Embassy and Consulate in Nigeria. He is a social entrepreneur, who has touched so many lives in Nigeria, Africa, United States and all around the world.”