By; BAYO AKAMO, Ibadan
The National Deputy President of the Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria (PFN) and the Presiding Bishop of the Sword of the Spirit Ministries, Ibadan,Bishop Francis Wale Oke on Wednesday asked Nigerians not to panic but move closer to God on the deadly CoronaVirus .
Bishop Wale Oke in a statement made available to journalists in Ibadan by his Media Office stated that rather than being panicky Nigerians and other citizens of the world should see the current situation as a wake up call for everyone to be faithful to God.
According to the PFN Deputy National President , there is the need for Nigerians and others globally to adhere strictly to the prescribed rules of staying safe and to avail themselves of the opportunity offered by the time, to move closer to God.
“Indeed,the signs are pointer to the omnipotence of God and truly, we are in trying times. But this should be a message and lesson to the world. There is no need of being panicky, rather, we should be closer to our creator by feeding fat on His Words as our armour. Above everything, it’s more beneficial to our souls at the end of our sojourn here on earth”, he said.
Bishop Wale Oke added, , “in addition, let’s all be cautious by following all the prescribed steps being reeled out by the government and other relevant stakeholders, aimed at curtailing the Coronavirus’ scourge. God will surely preserve His people for His own glory alone”.
While commending the government at all levels in Nigeria for the steps so far taken to combat the spread of the disease, charged them not to relent until it is totally subdued, Bishop Wale Oke called on non-governmental agencies and corporate bodies to also join in creating awareness about the disease that has enveloped the world so as to keep the people at the grassroots, informed.