Why I will receive COVID-19 vaccine –Adeboye
Pastor Enoch Adeboye, General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, has said that for the sake of the gospel, he will receive the COVID-19 vaccine.
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 supporters, “I have never suggested to you, ‘Don’t be vaccinated.'” That’s something you’ve never heard from me. Rather than living in dread or uncertainty, get immunized. If you feel that getting vaccinated would set your mind at ease, then go ahead and get vaccinated.
“Do you mean you could get vaccinated, too, Daddy?” If there are nations in the globe that say I can’t come to preach the gospel because of vaccination, I’ll do everything for Jesus Christ.
“I will be vaccinated 100 times if vaccine or no vaccine prevents me from fulfilling the work that God has asked me to undertake. As a result, never say that you heard from me that I advised you not to 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 cases were identified in March 2020.
With the number of cases and fatalities on the rise, the NCDC is urging Nigerians to maintain social distance and hygiene standards, as well as wear masks in public, to avoid the spread of the deadly virus, which has been discovered to move 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, with close to two million having finished their second doses.
To minimize vaccine fear among the general population, the government has encouraged religious and political figures to be vaccinated.
However, David Oyedepo, Presiding Bishop of the Living Faith Church Worldwide nicknamed Winners’ Chapel, has stated that he would not take the COVID-19 vaccination shot since he is not a guinea pig.
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