The General Overseer, Redeemed Christian Church of God,Pastor Enoch Adeboye has said that Nigeria may not have money or resources to fight the COVID-19 pandemic, but the country has God.
Adeboye made this known during the special January 2021 Thanksgiving Service held at the Redeemed Church of God National Headquarters, Throne of Grace, Ebutte-Metta, Lagos.
You can recall earlier, oyogist.com reported that Bill Gates said he expected massive death rates due to the Coronavirus pandemic in Africa.
Pastor E.A Adeboye in response to this replied thus;“When I read that it will take 10 years to vaccinate people in the U.S., I wonder when the vaccine will come to Nigeria. We have no money; we have no resources, but we have God. They expected us to be dying like flies, but we have a God who says he that dwells in the secret place will be under the shadow of the almighty.
He assured Christian faithful that “any calamity that comes, we will survive”.
“Ebolaa came, we survived; coronavirus came, we survived and whatever may come in the future, we will survive because we will keep praising God,” the cleric stated.
He urged the congregation not to be afraid, further emphasising that God would take care of His own.
“There is fear in the air. Fear is a killer. Some people will die of hypertension because they are afraid. Coronavirus may not come near them at all, but fear can kill them,” he said.
“When you ask a man to do a job only God can do, don’t blame him if he makes mistakes. When I heard they closed down some restaurants, I was wondering. What about those of us who go to bukas (roadside eateries), how many bukas are you going to close? What are you going to do about people like me who eat boli (roasted plantain),” Adeboye said.
Adeboye, however, warned: “I do not say be careless. Wear your mask. We are particular about hygiene. Keep watching your hands. Do social distancing as much as possible. Obey the government. Wash your hands.”