The president of the Apostolic Church of Nigeria, Pastor Sampson Igwe, has stated that the COVID-19 pandemic would not stop the church’s quadrennial convention.
Speaking to newsmen, he stated that the church had put in place plans for delegates to observe all the COVID-19.
He said that the once-in-four-year convention would hold from Friday, Feb. 12 to Feb. 14 at the National Headquarters International Convention Grounds, Olorunda in Ketu, Lagos.
Pastor Igwe said the global pandemic is no threat to us; the Church has put plans in place for delegates to observe all the COVID-19 protocols.
Igwe, however, said that due to the pandemic, members across the country had been encouraged to join the convention online, while only delegates would be present at the Church’s ground in Lagos.
“Beyond that, the event will be aired live through the Church’s cable television, while only delegates from across the country will be at the expansive venue.
“But the beauty of the 2021 Convention is the theme, which is “I Will Heal Your Land”.
“This is not only divine, but speaks to the present situation across the globe.
“The cry on the lip of every individual is for God to help put an end to the scourge called COVID-19, which has claimed many lives across the globe. It is really distressing,” he said.
Igwe said that the theme, taken from II Chronicles 7 vs 14, “is an indication that God is set to put an end to the scourge in the land”.
He said: “This great promise of God could not have come at any better time than now that our nation and other nations of the world are suffering untold hardships.
“Apart from failing economies orchestrated by the global lockdown of economic activities, there are also cases of attacks, kidnappings, banditry, and rape.”
Recall that the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has reported 1,056 (one thousand fifty-six) new cases of COVID-19 in Nigeria.
Naija News reports that the new cases were reported in a post on the disease control agency’s Twitter handle on Tuesday night, February 9, 2021.
The newly reported cases bring the total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Nigeria to 141,447 which includes 115,755 discharged cases and 1,694 deaths.