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19 Mar 2020

‘But Christians have died too’ — Nigerians attack Adeboye sparks debate with coronavirus comment

Enoch Adeboye, the general overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), has sparked argument on social media platforms with comments he made concerning the coronavirus outbreak.

Nigeria had recently confirmed five new cases of COVID-19, at a time when the global death toll from the disease had hit 7,994 with more than 200,000 infected across over 100 countries.

The cleric, however, shared a video where he stated that the virus won’t come close to those “who serve God wholeheartedly”.


Adeboye’s statement has since sparked a heated debate on social media platforms especially Twitter, where users are presently registering their differing opinions.

“Perverse knowledge is the coronavirus Nigerians are suffering from. Pastor Adeboye simply balanced prayer of hope, calling you to Jesus, strengthening your faith and personal hygiene but as always y’all turn a blind eye to the latter. Carry on,” a Twitter user said.

“People abuse Buhari daily but no videos and hot takes on that. Y’all just have problem in this country. How does the video Pastor Adeboye released make sense? Aren’t there Christians who have died from this virus Christianity sometimes sickens me,” another user said.

Here is what some Nigerians had to say:







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