NewsOne Nigeria reports that Apostle Johnson Suleman who is the General Overseer of Omega Fire Ministries (OFM), while addressing his congregation in a video that surfaced online, asked them to stop reading things about coronavirus, as it will heighten their fears.
The controversial Apostle Suleman who claimed everyone has been waiting to hear what God told him, said the disease is a plague from hellfire.
His words: “The economy is crumbling, nations are shaking, flights are cancelled, conferences are not held, schools are shutting down because of the fear of coronavirus.
“The fear of the virus is now more deadly than the virus, stop reading things that tell you about coronavirus because the devil is selling fear, but this is a plague from hell.
“Presidents are contacting it the president of Brazil, the wife of the prime minister of Canada, everybody, but there is a scripture that covers us. Whether you are in America, you’re in London, or Europe, don’t be afraid. Psalm 91 verse 10 says there shall be no evil befall you. neither shall any plague come near thy dwelling.
“God told me something to tell you and I want everybody to listen because everyone has been waiting for me to give a word from God concerning coronavirus, listen, It’s not about vaccine.
“Coronavirus will disappear the way it came. God told me the same way coronavirus came, it will disappear. you’re going to discover that very soon you will not hear of it anymore because everything will return to normal, don’t fear,” Apostle Suleman said.
On Wednesday, the Federal Ministry of Health confirmed five new cases of coronavirus in Nigeria, bringing the total number of cases in the country to eight.
Nigeria’s Minister of Health, Osagie Ehanire, during a press conference in Abuja, the nation’s capital, on the update of the disease in the country, said all the new five cases had a travel history to the from the United Kingdom, UK and the United States of America, USA.
“We urge Nigerians to remain calm as public health response activities are intensified across the country,” the Minister of Health said.
Updating Nigerians on the development, Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) tweeted: “@Fmohnigeria has announced 5 new cases of #COVID19 in Nigeria bringing the total number confirmed cases in Nigeria to 8. All 5 cases had a travel history to the UK/USA.
“We urge Nigerians to remain calm as public health response activities are intensified across the country.”
Reacting to the new confirmed cases in Nigeria, the Lagos State Government led by Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu banned any religious gathering that involves more than 50 people over the deadly Coronavirus.