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“Christ has never truly being your lord” – Pastor Oyakhilome slams pastors who support closure of churches due to #COVID19, accuse them of collecting compensation from government.

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Pastor Chris Oyakhilome has called out pastors who support the closure of churches even as the world including Nigeria continues to fight the COVID-19 scourge.

 

While preaching in his church recently, Oyakhilome said the governement held meetings with several pastors and leaders of churches to seek their opinion before going ahead with the lockdown. He said the clergymen should have told the government to allow them go and pray against the disease first before agreeing to the lockdown.

 

According to Oyakhilome, Christ was never truly the lord of these set of clergymen. He alleged that most of them agreed to the lockdown because of the compensation they received from the government.
In different cities, countries, states, before the government went ahead with the lockdown, they held meetings with pastors, leaders of churches. Why did the pastors and leaders not say give us a few days to go and pray? Because they were not prayerful before.

 

Hearing such a thing as Ministers of God and you are called for such a meeting, you couldn’t say give us a few days and you would call the Ministers and say this is what we just heard from the government authorities and we need to pray. We have asked them to give us three days. Then you would have seen the hand of God.
But you weren’t thinking about the father’s house. Do you know what it is for you to shut down the congregations of the lord? Do you know what that means? It never meant anything to you, that is why. And there were pastors and Ministers that were sending strong warnings to others not to venture entering the church because of the virus. This is because Christ has never truly being your lord. You have been the master of your life. You have never truely known him” he said

 

He also said that what the government plans to have ”COVID-19 compliant church” which he described as a church where people with the virus cannot come to worship and seek their healing from God and where people must be tested for the virus before they can enter the church.
Oyakhilome also expressed doubts in claims that a vaccine for the ravaging virus will be ready in June.

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Sanwo-olu finally shuts down Lagos schools amidst protest.

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The Lagos state government has directed all pupils and students in public and private schools to stay at home following the tension generated by the #EndSARS protests.

The Nation reports that the state commissioner for education, Folasade Adefisayo, who issued the directive, said the safety of the pupils/students, parents, and all staff working in schools was paramount “at this critical period.” Legit.ng gathered that she, however, advised parents to keep an eye on their wards and not allow them to be used as willing tools in the hands of those who might want to hijack the protests to unleash mayhem on the society. The commissioner also encouraged schools to utilise other means of distance teaching and learning such as radio, television and online media as they have been doing during and post COVID-19 lockdown. Adefisayo said that a new date of resumption for all classes would be announced as soon as possible. Legit.ng had earlier reported that all secondary and primary schools including tertiary institutions in Lagos may be shut down by the state government if the demonstrations by the EndSARS protesters continue.

Nigerian Tribune had reported that the government said that the measure would be taken to ensure the safety of the students and the school workers. The newspaper had said that the head of the public affairs unit of the state’s ministry of education, Kayode Abayomi, confirmed it in an exclusive interview in the evening on Monday, October 19. He said the idea was conceived by the state’s ministry of education and already sold to Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu for consideration and approval. He said the closure would start the moment the approval is given.

Abayomi said:

“So, we are waiting for Mr governor for approval.” He explained that the ministry would not want to put the lives of students and school workers in danger. He said the dimension of the #EndSARs protest especially in the state as it is becoming more intense each day warranted the move.

He said if the approval is given, the students would be home until normalcy return to the state and the country by extension.

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