The Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Boss Mustapha has called out Christian faithful haranguing the federal government to reopening worship centres amid coronavirus outbreak.
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Mustapha is also the Chairman, Presidential Taskforce on COVID-19.
In reference to some Christian leaders trolling the government for continued closure of worship centre in one of the raft of safety protocols to curtail the spread of the novel virus, the SGF, a Christian himself, while speaking at the Interdenominational Church Prayer Service, organised by the Nigeria Interreligious Council (NIREC) in Abuja on Sunday evening, admonished that coronavirus is real and warned faithful against undue outings citing the biblical position on overconfidence.
His word, “If you have no business going out, stay at home, it is scriptural and I will undertone this with a quotation from Proverbs 14:16 where the bible says the Wise are cautious and avoid danger, fools plunge ahead with reckless confidence. I see a lot of Christians exhibiting reckless confidence and the Bible describes them as fools.
“Stay at home, if you don’t have business going out. That is the safest place you have. If you have every genuine reason to go out, as mandatory, wear a face mask.
“My admonition to the church is that we must stop the exhibition of reckless confidence and tell our people the truth and ask them to do the proper things so that they can stay safe for their families, communities and for the body of Christ”.