Senior Pastor of Kingsway International Christian Centre, KICC, Matthew Ashimolowo, has urged Christians to reject COVID-19 conspiracy theories and take the vaccines when they become available.
Ashimolowo stated this while speaking at a national combined service at the KICC Maryland Prayer Dome on Sunday.
He said taking the vaccine is part of the church’s belief in combining faith and doing the right thing.
“I am not mocking anyone… since I have been a Christian, for about 49 years now and I will be 69 next month (March) I have never slept in a hospital bed. I have received injection maybe once or twice.
“But there will be a third one because I will be vaccinated against COVID-19 soon.
” He added: “Don’t listen to conspiracy theorists, some have said a lot of things about the vaccine, don’t listen to them, in fact, block them for some time.
“We believe in faith at KICC and we should take medicine.
“You can frustrate your own prophecy.”
Nigeria is expecting 16 million doses of Astrazeneca Oxford COVID-19 vaccine as disclosed by the Executive Director of National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA), Dr Faisal Shuaib.
Shuaib disclosed this at a Joint Press Conference with the World Health Organisation(WHO) in Abuja in the first week of February.