- The general overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God has advised Nigerians to continue wearing face masks as a preventive measure against COVID-19
- Pastor Adeboye gave the advice after Pastor Biodun Lawal of Christ Embassy mocked other clerics and Christians for wearing a face mask in church
- The Redeemed pastor has continued to emphasise on the need to adhere to COVID-19 safety protocols
Following the criticism of pastors and Christians by Pastor Biodun Lawal of Christ Embassy over wearing of face mask, Pastor Enoch Adeboye has advised Nigerians to continue wearing it.
The general overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God took to his Twitter page to advise his followers to keep practising the preventive measures against COVID-19.
Recall that Pastor Lawal said heaven is ashamed of other clerics and Christians who wear face masks in church.
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According to the Christ Embassy pastor, anyone who wears a face mask in church is a 'baby Christian'.
His statement sparked controversy as some Nigerians called for his arrest for misleading his congregation.
Pastor Adeboye wrote on Twitter:
"Stay safe, wear a mask!"
Tweeps flooded the comment section of the cleric to share their thoughts.
A Twitter user with the handle @OfficialLovethM wrote:
"With all due respect sir, where is the faith, miracle and healing you preach? Where is Psalm 91 in all these?"
"If Daddy G.O had said we shouldn't wear mask some of you will still castigate him, he has said wear mask and some people are still insulting him.
"Whether or not you believe coronavirus is real."
"What has faith got to do with obeying the rules and regulations placed by the government. Is he not a Nigerian living in Nigeria? If you get sense small will you die?
"This is a man with millions of followers, is he supposed to encourage his followers not to protect themselves?"
In a previous report by Legit.ng, ace Nigerian comedian Ali Baba took to social media to advise people to adhere to safety guidelines against the deadly coronavirus after recently surviving the disease.
In a video on his Instagram page, the comedian said people died in the isolation centre he was taken to when he contracted COVID-19.
According to him, anyone who says coronavirus is not real should not be trusted. He said the virus is real and killing people.
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