The General Overseer of the Living Faith Church International (Winners Chapel), Bishop David Oyedepo, has urged Nigerians not to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.
According to Oyedepo, the vaccine has not been duly tested and poses health risks to the populace.
Oyedepo stated this on Sunday during the 40th-anniversary thanksgiving service of the church in the Ota Cathedral in Ogun State, monitored by The PUNCH.
The cleric asked the government to seek advise on how to handle the virus, saying “They should come to me to find out how to deal with COVID-19 at no cost.”
He said, “Let me warn you against this deadly thing circulated around the country because it has not been duly tested. An elder of this church, who works with the World Health Organisation, confirmed this, thanking me for always speaking the truth about the authenticity of the COVID-19 vaccine.”
Oyedepo, who said it’s an insult to enforce vaccination in churches, added that God will show up for those being threatened that their employment will be terminated for refusing to be vaccinated.
He added, “What an insult! What an assault! Nobody has the right to enforce vaccination on you, and anybody cannot terminate your employment because you refuse to take the vaccine; my God will show up (for you).
“Did I tell anyone I am sick? Don’t let anyone harass you into doing what you don’t want to do.
“They wanted Africa dead. I heard them say it. When we didn’t die as they proposed, they brought out this vaccination scheme. You need to hear their proclamation that Africa will lack spaces to bury corpses. But, today, the reverse is the case. Africa has the least casualty among all the other continents of the world,” he added.