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COVID-19: Nigerian govt points robust warning to church leaders

The federal authorities has warned church leaders, Christians and different Nigerians over “reckless confidence” in the direction of the efficacy of COVID-19.

The Secretary to the Authorities of the Federation (SGF), Boss Mustapha, acknowledged this on Sunday, whereas talking on the interdenominational church prayer service towards COVID-19 held on the Nationwide Ecumenical Centre, Abuja.

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Mustapha bemoaned the disregard to COVID-19 prevention pointers/protocols particularly at numerous worship centres.

“You possibly can see that this virus has confounded and confused all the world,” Mustapha stated.

“It has introduced the democracies and economies that existed for the final 300 years to their knees. It has overwhelmed them and what makes you suppose that it can’t overwhelm us?

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“The Church ought to cease the exhibition of reckless confidence and inform their congregations to do the correct factor which stays protected for themselves, their households and the physique of Christ,” he stated.

The service was attended by church leaders and Christians from totally different denominations, in addition to officers of the Nigerian Authorities led by the SGF.

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There are at present 28,617 confirmed instances of COVID-19 in Nigeria.

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