Renowned Nigerian clergy, Bishop David Oyedepo, has called on President Muhammadu Buhari’s government to come to him for a lasting solution to the dreaded Coronavirus pandemic.
Naija News reports that the General Overseer of the Living Faith Church International stated this on Sunday, May 9 while warning his church members against taking COVID-19 vaccines provided by the Nigerian government.
Oyedepo who spoke during the 40th-anniversary thanksgiving service of the megachurch located in the Ota Cathedral, Ogun State, alleged that the circulated vaccine has not been duly tested.
He recommended a shot of anointing oil taken to kill the virus.
He said, “They should come to me to find out how to deal with COVID-19 at no cost.”
Warning his congregations against receiving the vaccine, Oyedepo said: “Let me warn you against this deadly thing circulated around the country because it has not been duly tested. An elder of this church, who works with the World Health Organisation, confirmed this, thanking me for always speaking the truth about the authenticity of the COVID-19 vaccine,”
He said vaccinators went to churches to get people vaccinated, adding that such was an “insult,” insisting that every church “is anti-COVID-19 zone.”
Oyedepo added: “What an insult! What an assault! Nobody has the right to enforce vaccination on you, and anybody cannot terminate your employment because you refuse to take the vaccine, my God will show up (for you).
“Did I tell anyone I am sick? Don’t let anyone harass you into doing what you don’t want to do.”
“They wanted Africa dead. I heard them say it. When we didn’t die as they proposed, they brought out this vaccination scheme. You need to hear their proclamation that Africa will lack spaces to bury corpses. But, today, the reverse is the case. Africa has the least casualty among all the other continents of the world.”
Naija News understands that the church auditorium on Sunday was filled to capacity with members, each without their masks on, shunning COVID-19 guidelines.
Oyedepo had also said that foreigners who came for the anniversary had returned to their home countries in good health.
Meanwhile, the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has said it won’t join words with Yoruba activist Sunday Igboho Adeyemo over the death of Pastor Enoch Adeboye’s son, Dare Adeboye.
Igboho had in an interview said he would not offer his condolences to Pastor Adeboye, the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, over the death of his son because the cleric refused to support agitations for the Yoruba nation, Naija News reports.