The President of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Rev. Samson Ayokunle, has described as reckless confidence the actions of some Church leaders who have consistently taught their followers that COVID-19 is non-existent and could not harm Christians.
While speaking at a sensitization meeting on COVID-19 vaccine introduction for Christian leaders and scholars, by the National Primary Health Development Agency (NPHCDA), on Monday, February 1, Ayokunle said Christians shouldn’t take the Grace of God for granted.
“Covid-19 would have been more deadly if not for the mercies of God, especially for Nigeria and Africa, with issues in its health infrastructure. We would have been like Sodom and Gomorrah.
All covid-19 protocols ought to be obeyed for our good and the good of our world. Kudos to the Presidential Task Force (PTF) for their activities and collaborating with us since the beginning of the outbreak.
We should not be myopic and allow this virus to cut short our dream. It is not good to show reckless confidence by some faith leaders that COVID-19 is not existent and not for Christians. We have seen Christians die from the virus. If you love your congregations you will teach them about the strains. Other countries with better health infrastructure are suffering. We should not take the Grace of God for granted.” he said
Ayokunle applauded President Buhari for signing the COVID19 enforcement law. He however asked that the enforcement of the law should be drastic and tough.
”This is one of the ways we are getting it right because Nigerians have become recalcitrant. People disobey safety protocols perpetually, thereby transmitting the disease to others.
Signing the law is not what is more important, but enforcing it. Enforcement has to be drastic and tough.
The PTF, Federal Government, and State Governments have to cooperate to enforce, especially in the unorganized markets which have become dangerous.”he said