'Ignore Lagos Government’s Directive, Don’t Reopen' – Pastor Tunde Bakare Warns Churches

Published On: August 2, 2020, 7:14 pm
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Mister Jay Wonder
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Pastor Tunde Bakare of the Citadel Global Community Church (CGCC) has advised churches to ignore the Lagos State Government’s directive to reopen on Sunday, August 9.

Bakare, during an online sermon on Sunday, queried the decision to reopen the worship centres when the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) said that the COVID-19 pandemic would peak in Nigeria in August.

The cleric advised worshippers not to allow any religious leader or government official to lead them like sheep to the slaughter house.

He said, “I have to appeal to you once again, please keep safe and do your best to stay alive. Do not let anyone, whether religious leader or governmental leader, to drive you like a sheep to the slaughter.

“If they (the government and the disease control authorities) said that the month of August is going to be the peak of the infection, why should they ask people to rush in (re-open the churches) again?

“Please keep safe and do your best to keep alive by keeping all the necessary rules. We know that by the grace of God this pandemic like the others before it has an expiry date. It shall not see our end. We shall see its end in the mighty name of Jesus.”


Bakare said that the state government might have caved in to pressure from religious leaders to lift the ban it earlier placed on religious gatherings.

The pastor said that even though the government had the right to shut the churches, it does not have the right to force christians to re-open the worship centres.

Meanwhile, the General overseer of living faith ministries, Bishop David Oyedepo had threatened that ‘fire will fall’ if churches are shut down again in Nigeria.



-- Patode (m) at 2-08-2020 07:32PM
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Why would the other pastors listen to him, when they are broke?
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-- kima77same (m) at 2-08-2020 08:11PM
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BAKARE IS A POLITICIAN. HE IS SPEAKING ON BEHALF OF POLITICIANS
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-- FloJoJo (f) at 2-08-2020 08:49PM
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Quote from: Patode on  2-08-2020 07:32PM
Why would the other pastors listen to him, when they are broke?

You are right. Other pastors won't listen to Bakare because they are broke to their teeth.
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-- FloJoJo (f) at 2-08-2020 08:51PM
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Quote from: Patode on  2-08-2020 07:32PM
Why would the other pastors listen to him, when they are broke?

They won't listen to him because they are extremely broke and needed to refill their sinking pocket ASAP.
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-- HSEMAN1 (m) at 3-08-2020 05:47AM
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Churches and mosques should remain close. This happens in al countries not only in Nigeria. Some pastors are bored at their homes that is why many want churches to reopen

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