- TB Joshua says COVID-19 vaccine is surrounded by many conspiracy theories
- The popular televangelist also says he has received many "negative reactions" on the vaccine from people
- Joshua notes that the world is in dilemma, charging people to support the government in the fight against the deadly pandemic
TB Joshua, the founder of the Synagogue Church of All Nations, said there are "many conspiracy theories surrounding the COVID-19 vaccine" as he has been receiving many "negative reactions" from people who have been vaccinated.
In a video posted on his Twitter handle on Wednesday, January 20, the Nigerian televangelist, 57, stated that though the government's efforts on getting the vaccine is a "way out", there is "bad faith" in many quarters.
Nigeria recorded its first COVID-19 cases in February 2020, after an Italian who landed in Lagos brought the virus.
Since then it has been a long story riddled with a deluge of tragedies amid different controversial reactions from the government and men of the pulpits.
Presently, the country has 114, 691 total cases with 1,478 deaths as the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) announced 1386 new cases on Wednesday evening.
The federal government, through the combined efforts on the presidential task force on coronavirus, NCDC and other agencies, have intensified demand fo the vaccine after it was discovered and licensed for public use.
Joshua said the COVID-19 vaccine bringing negative reaction "is always the case with vaccines of this nature."
He called for cooperation between the people and government, saying the whole world is in dilemma.
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Meanwhile, Joshua has distanced himself from the media report linking him with a prophecy that Senator Orji Uzor Kalu will become Nigeria's president come 2023.
The Nigerian televangelist debunked the media report in a tweet on his official Twitter handle on Monday, December 28.
Kalu, a former governor of Anambra state and current chief whip of the Nigerian Senate, has been rumoured to be eyeing the country's biggest stool.
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