The General Overseer of Living Faith Church, also known as Winners Chapel, Bishop David Oyedepo, on Sunday held service at Canaanland, Ota at odds with Government order banning religious gatherings in Nigeria due to the outbreak of Coronavirus.
The clergyman who assured his great congregation that a cure would be discovered soon made no mention of his reasons to disobey Government directive.
According to him,
“Only the help of God can save Nigeria and Africa in a while from this Pandemic.”
“Plagues cannot stop us. Coronavirus cannot stop God’s children, but I assure you that the solution will be found this week.
“Only the help of God can save us , our markets are open so there is no way to curb this but only God can save Africa from this pandemic
“We are a law-abiding people and pray for this to be over but we will manage this till the end.
“Strategies are being developed on how to manage this in respect to our worship programs. We will come up with specific programs during the week that will be communicated to everyone.
“Our Zonal positions may have to be enlarged to accommodate a lot of people.”
Oyedepo also condemned the Government’s decision to shutdown schools as he said it was more risky to do so.
“May God help our policy makers to make the right decision in finding solution to this scourge called Coronavirus.
“How can you close school and ask them to go home.
“You are sending them for where they are more secured to where they would be exposed to the disease.
“You are sending them away from where they are not more than 20 back home to go and sell pepper for their mothers in the market where there are more people.
“You block people from having access to malls in the name of preventing a disease but you don’t know that the only disease that doesn’t have cure is hunger.
“May God help our leaders to make the right decision in search of solution to this pandemic.”
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