- CAN President Rev. Samson Ayokunle has urged Nigerians not to be afraid over the global pandemic called coronavirus
- The cleric in his Sunday sermon explained that in order to overcome the plague, Nigerians should not be afraid
- Ayokunle explained that the way for Nigerians to conquer fear is by worshipping God
A report by The Nation indicates that Rev. Samson Ayokunle, the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) president has said that Nigerians should not be afraid in order to overcome the global pandemic called coronavirus.
Ayokunle made the appeal during his online sermon on Sunday, March 29, titled “Conquer Your Fear.” He charged the people to worship God in order to overcome fear.
He said: “The more we worship Him, the more of Him we see and the more of hope is built in us. Though it is good to listen to news and obey the rules of hygiene for your own good, they are not the only things you can do.
The way for you to conquer your fear is in His worship. It is then you can see Him highly lifted up. It is then you will see Him take over your present and your future. It is then that you see your future in His hands and not in the hands of Coronavirus.”
The cleric who also doubles as the president of the Nigerian Baptist Convention (NBC) gave an account of how he recently escaped a plane crash while on his way home from the United States.
This is coming after the general overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), Enoch Adeboye, on Sunday, March 29, said that the current COVID-19 outbreak ravaging the world will end soon.
The respected man of God said only those “whose time has come” will die of the coronavirus disease. Pastor Adeboye who addressed his congregants via a live broadcast on a topic, ‘Peace, be still’, said only those whose time had come would lose their lives to the current plague.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has confirmed fourteen new cases of coronavirus in the country, taking the total number of the infections to 111.
“Fourteen new cases of #COVID19 have been reported in Nigeria; 9 in Lagos and 5 in FCT. As at 09:30 pm 29th March there are 111 confirmed cases of #COVID19 reported in Nigeria with 1 death," the NCDC announced in a tweet.
In a related development, President Muhammadu Buhari has stopped all movements in the FCT, Lagos, and Ogun states in a bid to contain the coronavirus pandemic.
The president gave the directive in a presidential broadcast on Sunday evening, March 29, adding that the directive will be for an initial period of 14 days.
Legit.ng notes that the president said that the lockdown will take effect from 11pm on Monday, March 30.
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