According to report reaching oyogist.com, the President og the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has reportedly replied Microsoft Billionaire founder, Bill Gates, over his past comment on Africa being the most coronavirus affected continent.
Dr. Samson Ayokunle, made it known that God’s mercy and grace saved Africa from the deadly coronavirus pandemic with Africa having the lowest infection rate of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Dr. Ayokunle, made this known while reacting to a statement made by the Bill Gates, saying he was yet to understand why Covid-19 cases and fatalities still remain low in Africa.
“One thing I’m happy to have been wrong about—at least, I hope I was wrong is my fear that COVID-19 would run rampant in low-income countries.
“So far, this hasn’t been true. In most of sub-Saharan Africa, for example, case rates and death rates remain much lower than in the US or Europe and on par with New Zealand, which has received so much attention for its handling of the virus. The hardest-hit country on the continent is South Africa but even there, the case rate is 40 per cent lower than in the US, and the death rate is nearly 50 per cent lower.
“We don’t have enough data yet to understand why the numbers aren’t as high as I worried they would get,” Bill Gates said.
Reacting to the statement made by Bill Gates, Dr. Ayokunle said; “I was reading in the newspaper the statement of Bill Gates who said that he could not explain why COVID-19 mortality was low in Africa generally where healthcare was poorer than the Developed World. The right answer is that dwelling in the secret place of the Most High saved Africa.
“We are technologically poor but we believe we have a big and great God whom we can trust, whom we can run to His secret place and abide under His shadow. The mercy of God made the difference in Africa, especially Nigeria where health experts predicted that 30 million people would die.
“I am not saying that the advanced nations of the world do not believe in God but that our own lack of human strength, lack of health infrastructure (though not our pride), have made us to trust in God more than human science and technology. The mercy of God has preserved us and will continue to preserve us all the days of our lives in the name of Jesus Christ.”