The General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, Pastor Enoch Adeboye, has revealed why he will receive COVID-19 vaccine.
He made this known on Friday night during the monthly Holy Ghost Service programme of the church at the Redemption Camp along the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway.
The 79-year-old preacher said God’s mercies have kept Nigerians all along, noting that only those whose time to die had come died.
Addressing thousands of his members, Adeboye said, “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.”
However, he described the move by some governors who made COVID-19 vaccination compulsory before people could attend church gatherings as funny
He noted that such leaders were missing the point, saying that the number of vaccine jabs available in the country was not enough to go round
“The number of doses available in the country is not even enough for 10 per cent of the total population of the nation. How do you then say whoever does not take the vaccine will not be able to go to bank and church?
“It means 90 percent of the population will not be able to access their money. We will need to go back to the olden days of keeping money, I hope you know.
“Well, I believe they just want to make us laugh and you know in Nigeria, we need things to make us laugh,” Adeboye said.