In a statement, the popular cleric urged Christians and people of faith to observe a seven-day prayer and fasting against the pandemic, its systems and repercussions.
According to Olukoya, the prayers would also help our leaders receive divine wisdom to tackle coronavirus.
“The purpose is to silence the rage of the infirmity and to protect our citizens.
“The prayers are also designed to help our leaders receive inspiration for divine wisdom to take Nigeria and the rest of the world out of the gloom of COVID-19,” he said.
Olukoya stated that the programme to send COVID-19 packing will run from May 1 to May 7, 2020, stressing that participants must add power and fervency to the prayers by fasting daily till noon, at least.
Olukoya gave the prayer points and working scriptures as: 2 Chronicles 7:14: “If My people who are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land.”
This brings the total number of cases in the country to 1337.
A break down of the confirmed cases reported by the NCDC on Monday shows 34 cases in Lagos, 15 in the FCT, 11 in Borno, 2 in Taraba, and 2 in Gombe.
“As at 11:20pm 27th April- 1337 confirmed cases of #COVID19 reported in Nigeria. Discharged: 255, deaths: 40,” the NCDC tweeted.
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