- The Mountain of Fire and Miracles Ministries has declared 30 days fasting and closed down its churches in Lagos and Ogun states
- The church took the decision amidst the coronavirus pandemic that the world is currently battling with
- No services, including deliverance ministrations, will hold in any of MFM branches at all levels in the affected states till further notice
The general overseer of Mountain of Fire and Miracles Ministries, Pastor Daniel Olukoya, has closed down churches in Lagos and Ogun states and declared 30-day fasting.
This directive was in response to the coronavirus pandemic that the world is currently battling with.
Legit.ng gathers that the church was complying with the directives of the Lagos and Ogun states governments banning all religious meetings and gatherings of more than fifty worshippers as an urgent measure taken to curtail coronavirus.
According to a statement by MFM, no services, including deliverance ministrations must hold in any of its branches at all levels in the affected states till further notice.
All house fellowship meetings at any of the centres were also postponed till further notice.
The 30-day personal prayers by members will begin from Sunday, March 22 to Monday, April 20.
In other news, a Nigerian man falsely accused to be the driver that drove the first case of coronavirus in Nigeria to Ogun state has said he almost took his own life when the fake news circulated online.
The man whose real name is Ikuenobe Jude said the fake news circulated because people wanted to tarnish his image.
Jude was identified in the fake news as Adewale Isaac Olorogun and his picture was accompanied with it.
Sharing his ordeal with BBC, he said nobody wanted to move close to him after the fake news was everywhere.
The picture used for the fake news was from a Buzzfeed article about Jude's experience with modern-day slavery.
Jude said: "I want to let the public know today that it's not me. I went, online I saw my picture in the news that I was the alleged Uber driver who drove the coronavirus patient that came from Italy to Nigeria, from Lagos to Ogun state.
"It was shocking to me because my name is not Adewale Isaac Olorogun but my picture was there. The comments that were on the media were 'shoot him at sigh!' 'pour acid from distance!' throw stones from distance'.
"My wife is telling me not to go out. My life is already at stake here. So if I'm moving around, I'm moving with friends and family so that anybody cannot just come somewhere and take my life."
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