By Sam Eyoboka & OLAYINKA LATONA
AS part of the war against indecent dressing to places of worshop, female members of the Mountain of Fire Ministries, MFM, have been banned from wearing trousers.
In different televised live broadcasts, General Overseer of MFM, Pastor Daniel Olukoya warned “females wearing trousers and not covering their heads to this church is not allowed. If you cannot abide by this rule please locate to another parish where such can be condoned.”
Lamenting the high increase of ladies wearing trousers to the church, Olukoya warned that the church will no longer tolerate any lady that does not cover her hair or who wears trousers into any of the branches of the church henceforth.
According to him, it is either such people obey or move to any other church that allows wearing of trousers.
Dr. Olukoya expressed disgust over the increase of ladies wearing trousers to church and warned that the church will no longer allow any lady wearing trousers to join the congregation and those who refuse to cover their heads, adding that they have the choice of obeying the order or moving to other churches where they can do so.
The MFM head also expressed outright dismay at the rate at which young ladies and even the married ones are disrespecting church’s rule concerning the mode of dressing, hence the need to correct the abnormality.
The respected man of God has also directed all regional overseers and assembly pastors to enforce the rules.
The message has been sent across to all the branches of the church nationwide. Not only that, it is also mandatory for all the pastors in charge to start enforcing the rule to the letter.
In a similar development, St. Theresa’s Catholic Cathedral, Nsukka, Enugu State, has barred women from wearing big headgears and carrying handbags to Sunday service with effect from next Sunday.
The cathedral administrator, Rev. Fr. Uche Obodoechina, who announced this in Nsukka, said the measure was being introduced to ensure the security of worshippers.
According to him, big headgears, in most cases, made the identification of persons during Sunday service difficult, noting that headgears (popularly called canopy) turn to a “barricade” when many women wear it during service.
So, from September 9, security men at the church gate will start to seize big headgears and bags.