- Pastor Enoch Adejare Adeboye of RCCG has said that people must not lack food during the present lockdown condition
- The general overseer said this through one the resident pastors in charge region 12 in Ogun state
- Several donations were done by the church in Ogun state which included packs of noodles and several food items
The head of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), Pastor Enoch Adejare Adeboye, has said that while the country continues to increase measures to stamp out coronavirus, people must not go hungry.
The RCCG pastor said that whatever measures are put in place, Nigeria would overcome, The Nation reports.
Adeboye made this known through the resident pastor at RCCG, region 12, Sagamu, Julius Olalekan, while he was making donations on behalf of Adeboye in Ogun communities.
Items donated ranged from cartons of noodles, bags of rice, and other food items that have run into millions of naira.
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The pastor said that their gesture was according to the religious doctrine in Second Kings chapter 7 where the city of Samaria was on lockdown, saying like them, Nigerians would come out of the situation.
"Our Father-in-the Lord and General Overseer of RCCG, Daddy Adeboye has directed that it doesn’t matter what is happening, the people must be fed, we must not allow our people to go hungry due to the lockdown order to combat Covid-19," he said.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that Princess Veronica Adegbite wrote an open letter to Pastor Adeboye.
Veronica said that she has noticed that Christians have not been united in the country, saying churches are only concerned about their individual members.
She asked why Adeoboye has not come out to declare a total war against the pandemic, recalling how he organized a road walk months ago to protest the killings of Nigerians.
“…up till now I have not seen any national broadcast mandating or declaring national fasting and prayer for every Christians to participate. Are we saying that COVID-19 is greater than our Almighty God,” she said.
The Nigerian also faulted donations Christian heads have been giving towards providing a palliative against the virus.
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“…I learnt that you and other Christian heads are giving donation and bed. Are we saying we want COVID-19 to increase? For the first time in history, we could not celebrate Easter. Daddy, please we need to do something,” she said.
She also wondered how a single mother like her would survive another economic harshness with the extended lockdown.
Veronica asked the man of God to make a move concerning the situation, asking him to let the world know “our God is alive” like he “he preached on Sunday”.
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