The General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), Pastor Enoch Adejare Adeboye, has banned delegates from Ebola-affected West African nations such as Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea, from attending the church’s ongoing convention, which opened Monday night at the church’s Redemption Camp along Lagos-Ibadan Expressway.
Adeboye, while speaking at the convention, expressed regret over the decision to bar members of the Church in the affected nations, but prayed that God would soon arrest the situation.
The development came two days after a Nigerian female doctor tested positive to the Ebola virus. A nurse, who also tested positive to the virus was yesterday confirmed dead by the Health Ministry.
Officials of the Federal and Lagos State governments had met with the RCCG leader to adopt precautionary measures by not allowing people from the infected countries to come to the church’s convention, which usually attracts thousands of participants.
Adeboye also told pastors at the church’s ministers ‘conference, that all those who fasted for 100 days the last time should have no fear of Ebola as the disease would not get to them.
He warned his pastors to avoid laying hands on anybody they suspected had full blown Ebola as they might contract the disease.
At the ongoing convention on Monday, Adeboye charged his members to embrace the habit of cleanliness, praying that the disease would not get to the country full blown and also at the convention ground.