Adeboye Explains Why He Will Get The COVID-19 Vaccination
God’s mercies have kept Nigerians all along, noting that only those whose time had come to die perished
By Omotayo Olutekunbi
Pastor Enoch Adeboye, General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, has stated that he will get the COVID-19 vaccination for the sake of the gospel.
He revealed this on Friday night at the church’s monthly Holy Ghost Service at the Redemption Camp along the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway.
According to the 79-year-old pastor, God’s mercies have kept Nigerians all along, noting that only those whose time had come to die perished
Adeboye told hundreds of his members, “I have never said to you, ‘Don’t be vaccinated.’ You’ve never heard that from me. Rather than live in fear or doubt, get vaccinated. If you believe that getting vaccinated will put your mind at rest, then go ahead.
“Daddy, are you saying that you too could be vaccinated? If there are nations in the world that say that I cannot come to preach the gospel there because of vaccination, I will do anything for Jesus Christ.
“If vaccination or no vaccination is going to hinder me from doing the work God has called me to do, even if they ask me to be vaccinated 100 times, I will be vaccinated.
“So, don’t ever say that you heard from me that I said that you should not be vaccinated.”
Adeboye, on the other hand, called the effort by certain governors to make COVID-19 immunization mandatory before individuals could attend church meetings “laughable.”
He pointed out that such leaders were missing the point, claiming that the country’s vaccination supply was insufficient to go around.
With the widespread identification of the lethal Delta version, some nations have made COVID-19 immunization a requirement for entry.
According to figures from the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, the country has documented over 200,000 cases of COVID-19 and more than 2,700 related fatalities since the virus’s index case was identified in March 2020.
With the number of cases and deaths rising, the NCDC is urging Nigerians to maintain social distance and hygiene standards, as well as wearing masks in public, to avoid the spread of the deadly virus, which has been identified as moving by droplets.
Since then, the Federal Government has been urging Nigerians to get COVID-19 vaccinations through the National Primary Health Care Development Agency in order for the country to attain herd immunity.
According to NPHCDA data as of the end of September, over five million Nigerians had gotten their first doses of COVID-19 vaccine and about two million had finished their second doses.
To reduce vaccination apprehension among the general public, the government encourages religious and political leaders to receive the vaccine.
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