- The minister of state for labour and employment, Festus Keyamo, has claimed that God allowed the coronavirus infection to afflict the human race
- Keyamo who made the disclosure on Wednesday, March 25, said God allowed the virus in order to direct the human race to him
- The minister stated that humans have distorted God’s word to suit our own human weaknesses and greed
The minister of state for labour and employment, Festus Keyamo, has claimed that God allowed the coronavirus infection to afflict the human race.
Keyamo who made the disclosure on Wednesday, March 25, claimed God allowed the virus in order to direct the human race to him.
The minister said humans have distorted God’s Word to suit their human weaknesses and greed.
He said humans should collectively ask for forgiveness and the pandemic will end.
"God has allowed COVID-19 to afflict the human race only to redirect our steps back to Him. We have so distorted God’s Word to suit our own human weaknesses and satisfy our greed, even in supposed Holy Places. We should collectively ask for forgiveness & it will all end in praise," he tweeted.
But some Nigerians who reacted to the minister claim faulted his claim. They questioned why Keyamo came out with such an explanation for the coronavirus disease.
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Meanwhile, Pastor William Kumuyi of the Deeper Life Bible Church has released some prayers and words of encouragement as Nigeria grapples with coronavirus.
Kumuyi posted his prayer on social media on Tuesday, March 24, days after he joined other notable preachers and clergymen in Nigeria to ask church members to stay away from Sunday service at the worship centre.
The respected pastor wrote: "Satan and the world may be furious, His words to you will be fulfilled.
"Dazzling sights I see, terrifying sounds I hear, and all these sights and sounds may fill the horizons, all the same, the words of Christ will be fulfilled. You will crossover to the other side!"
In another news report, 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 the government says this is a means to end the spread of coronavirus.
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.
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