Dr. Daniel Olukoya, the General Overseer of the Mountain of Fire and Miracles Ministries (MFM), has warned Nigerians to take the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) seriously.
The clergyman stated this during the inauguration of the remodeled foyer of the University of Lagos’ Senate Building on Monday, January 4.
Olukoya said many Nigerians still don’t believe that the infectious virus was real. He added that as a microbiologist, he was certain that the virus is real and should not be joked with.
He further urged the government to mount an awareness campaign to convince Nigerians that the virus is real.
“The first thing is to convince the populace that it is real because some people don’t believe it exists. But I am a man of God and I have prayed for so many people with the same infirmity and I know that it exists. So, we should not joke with it. People should obey all the rules. And most importantly, we should pray that this pandemic will go away”.
The Vice-Chancellor of the Univerity, Prof. Oluwatoyin Ogundipe, thanked Olukoya for being a worthy alumnus of the university.
Ogundipe stated that Olukoya had donated a research laboratory to the university and obliged his request for support to remodel the foyer last year.
“Today, we have our father in the Lord, an alumnus of the university donating this. Last year, I mentioned it to him and he said consider it done,” he said.