The Presiding Bishop of the Living Faith Church International, popularly known as Winners’ Chapel, Bishop David Oyedepo, has said that Lagos and Ogun states have been infected with anti-church virus hence the decision to open markets and keep churches shut.
The cleric said this while delivering a sermon on Sunday.
Oyedepo added that it was ironic that people in marketplaces no longer observe social distancing or hygiene and remain open but the church is being suppressed.
He argued that refusing to open the church was in contravention of the freedom of worship which is enshrined in the constitution.
The cleric added, “No handwashing, no nothing, everyone is in the market running over each other every day of the week and there is no outbreak from the market but there is now outbreak, perceived outbreak from the church. Prophets are God’s voices to the nations. Caution!.
“Now, freedom of worship is no longer a constitutional right but now determined by some individuals. It is a hard thing to kick against the priest. This is no longer coronavirus in Lagos and Ogun. It is now anti-church virus clean and clear.”