COVID-19:CAN urges Christians to withdraw from congregational fellowships

By | April 5, 2020

The Nigeria Christian Association (CAN), Delta State chapter, has ordered Christians in the state to be devoted to the stay-home stay-safe order declared by the state government targeted at curbing the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic.

This advice was given by the state chairman of the association, Apostle Sylvanus Okorote (who doubled as the Special Adviser on religious Affairs to the Governor) on Saturday during an interview session with Radio Delta at Delta Broadcasting Service (DSB), Warri.

He emphasized that the sit-at-home order was for the good of Christians and all Nigerians.

“The Government of the day belongs to God. God is the one that has put them in place therefore it’s our duty to support the government and to obey them.
“Governor Okowa of Delta state is a committed communion member of Anglican Church and he knows the calendar and programme of the church. What he has done is to save the people of Delta and Nigerians from the spread of the dreadful disease.” He continued.

Apostle Okorote who cited various relevant sections of the Holy Bible described COVID-19 as Jezebel that requires the support of Christians to defeat as the ravaging pandemic is not a respecter of religion, colour or race.

“The rural areas have been reached. I have done three letters in this period and all of them have gone online and LGA chairmen of CAN to ensure strict compliance with the communiqué sent to rural areas. Some of the pastors from the rural have already called me and that tells me that the nooks and crannies of Delta State are aware of the development”, he added.

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