31st December, 2021
By Chidinma Ewunonu-Aluko
Apostle Joshua Akinyemiju, the Oyo State Chairman of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), said that there is no divine protection against COVID-19 for the careless.
Akinyemiju stated this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Friday in Ibadan.
The cleric called on Christians to maintain COVID-19 safety protocol during cross-over and New Year Day church services.
He said that the safety precautions, including 50 per cent capacity in worship centres, were still in force.
Meanwhile, he urged church leaders to always remind their congregation of the need to obey the rules and keep safe.
“There is no divine protection for the careless; it is our responsibility to stay alive,” he said.
Akinyemiju advised Christians to remain prayerful and connected to God, saying that prayer helped believers to depend on God and acknowledge that they could not do anything without Him.
He urged Christians to be well informed and be actively involved in political activities so they could entrench righteousness in public service and governance.
“If we choose not to get involved, it is not good,” he said.
Thereafter, he prayed to God to grant the heart desires of His people in the coming year.