Popular Nigerian preacher and presiding bishop of Living Faith Church Worldwide, David Oyedepo, has said no one should be forced to take the Covid-19 vaccine and queried if humans are now being turned to guinea pigs.
While Mr Oyedepo said he won’t take the Covid-19 vaccine, he noted that the church has the answer to some of the challenges facing the world.
Speaking on Saturday during his church’s Hour of Prayer service, Oyedepo said it is immoral to force people to take the vaccine.
“I have never seen a generation where you force people to take vaccines. It is inhuman; it is immoral sir. I’m not a lawyer but I don’t think it is legal. You can’t come to my house and want to give me injection,” Oyedepo said.
“Did I invite you? They are confused. But the church has the answer. Did you see any outbreak of virus here? How will it enter the gate? Will it come through the air? How? One woman just got down after that injection in Kaduna. What kind of life? Are human beings now turned to guinea pigs?
“The triumph of the church will humble the pride of the world. They don’t know what to do sir. In the last days, the church will be reigning in power and glory. That is God’s agenda.
“Let me see someone who will come and inject me. By who? Are you going to tie my hands. How? Did I invite you? I know you are quiet, you will hear more of it. My job is to expose the devil and tell his agents ‘get off, we are not guinea pigs.'”
Bishop Oyedepo had in 2020 kicked against the lockdown directive by the federal government and dismissed warnings that places of worship pose the risk of holding super spreader services with respect to the spread of Covid-19.