COVID-19: PASTOR TUNDE BAKARE CONDEMNS GOVERNMENT'S DIRECTIVES TO REOPEN CHURCHES
Pastor Tunde Bakare, the serving Overseer of the Citadel Global Community Church (CGCC), has warned warned against the reopening of churches as directed by the Lagos State Government.
Pastor Bakare disregarded the decision of the Government during his online sermon on Sunday, August 2.
He urged Christians not to allow any religious leader or Government official mislead them.
“I have to appeal to you once again, please keep safe and do your best to stay alive. Do not let anyone, whether religious leader or governmental leader, to drive you like a sheep to the slaughter.
“If the Government and the disease control authorities said that the month of August is going to be the peak of the infection, why should they ask people to rush in (re-open the churches) again?.
“Please keep safe and do your best to keep alive by keeping all the necessary rules. We know that by the grace of God this pandemic like the others before it has an expiry date. It shall not see our end. We shall see its end in the mighty name of Jesus," Bakare warned.
Eons Intelligence, on Saturday, August 1, reported that the Lagos State Government asked worship centres to reopen from August 7, 2020 at 50% capacity.
In other news, the State Government said it has recorded a decline in number of coronavirus cases.
Pastor Bakare was reportedly arrested in March 2002 after preaching sermons critical of former President Olusegun Obasanjo.
The cleric and activist was President Muhammadu Buhari’s running mate in Nigeria’s 2011 Presidential Elections on the platform of The Congress for Progressive Change (CPC).
He was formerly a pastor at the Deeper Life Bible Church before he left to join the Redeemed Christian Church of God which he left to form his own.