General Overseer of the Citadel Global Community Church formerly known as Latter Rain Assembly, Pastor Tunde Bakare has kicked against the plan to reopen churches in the nation.
On Saturday, Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu announced the lifting of ban on religious gatherings to the delight of several men of God with the exception of Pastor Tunde Bakare who strongly believes reopening of church is not the right thing to do at the moment.
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During his sermon on Sunday, the cleric urged Christians not to let any religious leader or government official, to lead them like a sheep to the slaughterhouse. He also disclosed that the Nigerian Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) projected that COVID-19 may reach its peak in August.
“I have to appeal to you once again, please keep safe and do your best to stay alive. Do not let anyone, whether religious leader or governmental leader, to drive you like a sheep to the slaughter.
“If they (the government and the disease control authorities) said that the month of August is going to be the peak of the infection, why should they ask people to rush in (re-open the churches) again?
“Please keep safe and do your best to keep alive by keeping all the necessary rules. We know that by the grace of God this pandemic like the others before it has an expiry date. It shall not see our end. We shall see its end in the mighty name of Jesus.”