The Secretary to the Government of the Federation and Chairman of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, Boss Mustapha has expressed worries over the “reckless confidence” exhibited by some Christians urging Christian leaders to always teach their congregation the truth about the infection and how they can be safe.
Speaking at an interdenominational church service against COVID-19 organised by the Nigerian inter-religious Council (NIREC) on Sunday 5 July, Mustapha said Nigerians are exhibiting nonchalant attitude in the face of the ravaging COVID-19 pandemic.
The SGF said; “If you have no business going out, stay at home, it is scriptural.
“And 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 avoid 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.”
Mustapha added that the national response put in place by the government was intended to protect Nigerians and also curb the spread of the virus.