Coronavirus: Pastor Sam Adeyemi asks churches to provide food for people

Coronavirus: Pastor Sam Adeyemi asks churches to provide food for people

- Pastor Sam Adeyemi of the Daystar Christian Centre is asking his colleague men of God to provide food for people at this time

- Adeyemi also wants churches to encourage their members to help neighbours with food as coronavirus keeps everyone home

- The respected clergyman gets commendations from many Nigerians over his message

As Nigerians face hard times following the spreading coronavirus, respected Pastor Sam Adeyemi has admonished other clergymen to assist the needy around them.

Adeyemi, who heads the Daystar Christian Centre headquartered in Lagos, also urged churches to encourage their members to assist those in need around them.

Many states in Nigeria are currently partially shut down as government says this is a means to end the spread of coronavirus.

"Dear pastor, please encourage members that have means to provide food for families in their neighbourhoods that run out of food through the lockdown.

"If your church has extra funds, please buy some for distribution. Thank you," Adeyemi said in a message on social media.

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Adeyemi's admonition to his colleagues earned him commendations from Nigerians many of whom have castigated the churches for not stretching their 'hands' to the needy in the society, especially at this time.

Nuella Peters, one of those who commended the man of God, noted that some churches have even asked members to pay their offerings using online means at this critical time.

On his part, Dimeji Ganiyu also asked Muslim clerics to encourage their faithful who have the means to provide food for families in their neighbourhoods who are needy at this period.

Gbolahan Awoyale thanked Pastor Adeyemi for the message and wished that other clergymen would follow suit rather than preach tithes and offerings through other means. earlier reported how a landlord left his tenants stunned and excited after he asked them not to pay rent for two months as a result of the challenges brought by coronavirus.

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Michael Munene, the landlord, said he understood the situation brought upon people by the pandemic which is also affecting economies of countries.

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Munene left the tenants smiling after telling them he was well aware of what is going on and that as a human being, this was one way to touch those around him. ( - We have upgraded to serve you better.

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