Prophet Samuel Abiara, former General Evangelist, of the Christ Apostolic Church, urged world leaders to seek God’s intervention, calling for national prayer sessions, and proactive medical measures to be taken to end the COVID-19 pandemic.
Abiara, who said that the killer virus would mysteriously fail in the same way that it came, however, emphasized that all legitimate means should be used to fight the scourge.
The renowned cleric spoke yesterday during a press conference held on the coronavirus pandemic at the Christ Apostolic Church, Agbala Itura, Ibadan, capital of Oyo State.
The man of God lamented the poor state of health facilities in the country, saying: “It is necessary for the federal government to equip both large hospitals and primary health centers.
“It is time for the government to provide sophisticated equipment in our hospitals. If this is done, the wealthy and politicians will not be involved in medical tourism as is being done today.
The trend is partly responsible for capital flight. However, if our hospitals are well equipped with sophisticated equipment, people will no longer be attracted to travel abroad in search of medical care. As such, in situations like this, the country would not be seriously hit.
“I can say that what is happening in the world today is a warning sign that Jesus Christ is coming. Let the whole world be prepared. God does not want anyone to perish, so COVID 19 will walk away just as it came. It is only prayer that can solve this problem, because science cannot explain many things about it.
May the presidents of the world’s nations proclaim prayer and coronavirus one day and one night would disappear ”.
In government guidelines that social distance must be maintained to contain the spread of the virus, he said: “We must obey the rules and maintain social distance.
The service to come may not be different from the way we used to observe it in the past, but we will definitely review things, avoiding handshakes during the service. “