Dr Daniel Olukoya, the General Overseer of Mountain of Fire and Miracle Ministries (MFM) on Monday urged Nigerians to take COVID-19 seriously and obey safety protocols stipulated by the government.
Olukoya who spoke at the unveiling of the renovated UNILAG Senate House Basement appealed to the federal government to create more awareness on coronavirus, adding that some people still deny its existence.
He, therefore, advised the government to be more persuasive with its awareness campaign about the virus.
“I think 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 know that it exists, so we should not joke with it," Olukoya said.
"People should obey all the rules, protocols, and most importantly we should pray that this pandemic will be wiped off. This is strange to us in microbiology.”
Vice-Chancellor of the University of Lagos (UNILAG) Prof. Oluwatoyin Ogundipe, thanked Olukoya for being a worthy alumnus of the university.
Ogundipe while speaking said Olukoya in the past had donated a research laboratory to the university and obliged his request for support to remodel the foyer last year.
He added: “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'”.
AllNews had reported that recently, Nigeria has been recording more cases of COVID-19 infections as the second wave of the virus confirmed across countries.
According to the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, as of Monday, Nigeria recorded 1204 new infections. So far, 91,351 cases have been confirmed with 75,699 discharged and 1,318 deaths recorded.