Pastor Oyedepo Officially Disapproves COVID-19 Vaccine, Says He Isn’t Guinea Pig
The cleric expressed his disapproval for the vaccine during the church’s Covenant Hour of Prayer programme held at Faith Tabernacle – Canaanland, Sango Otta, Ogun State. Over 160,000 Covid infections and more than 2,000 associated deaths have been recorded in the country in the last one year, according to statistics by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control.
Nigeria commenced nationwide vaccination on March 5 after receiving 3.9 million doses courtesy of COVAX, the global alliance against COVID-19.
As of April 16, the National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA) said 1,081,548 doses of the vaccine have so far been administered across the country.
Oyedepo had previously kicked towards the lockdown directive and brushed off warnings that places of worship are susceptible with recognize to the spread of COVID-19.
The cleric had also said he might lay his naked hands on COVID-19 sufferers brought to him for prayer, whilst he also claimed about 114 individuals of his church testified to were healed of coronavirus.
At the programme the day gone by, Oyedepo stated it changed into immoral to force people to take the vaccine.
The bishop stated the church had the answer to some of the challenges facing the arena, whilst he introduced that his job is to expose the devil and its retailers.
Oyedepo said he had never visible “a generation in which humans are pressured to take vaccines. It is inhuman; it is immoral sir. I’m no longer a attorney, however I do now not think it is felony. You can’t come to my house and need to provide me injections.”
He rhetorically requested: “On what? Did I invite you? They are harassed. But the church has the answer. Did you spot any outbreak of virus here? How will it input the gate? Will it come through the air?
“How? One female just were given down after that injection in Kaduna. What kind of life? Are humans now became to guinea pigs? The international is stressed however the church is lighted.
“So the triumph of the church will humble the delight of the arena. They don’t recognize what to do sir. In the final days, the church might be reigning in strength and glory. That is God’s schedule.
“No apologies. There is a massive, large chook in our land, announcing ‘don’t take it, they are deceivers’. Let me see someone who will come and inject me. By who?
“Are you going to tie my arms? How? Did I invite you? I understand you are quiet, you will listen greater of it. My process is to expose the devil and tell his agents, ‘get off, we aren't guinea pigs.”[NewsNaira]