Minister, Festus Keyamo Says God Allowed COVID-19 To Afflict Humans – Channels Television

An archive photo of Mr. Festus Keyamo.

The Minister of State for Labor and Employment, Festus Keyamo (SAN), says that God allowed the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) to afflict the human race.


Keyamo, in a tweet published on Wednesday, March 25, 2020, said that COVID-19 came because the world has distorted God's view.

He posted:

God allowed COVID-19 to afflict the human race only to redirect our steps back to Him.


We distort the Word of God to suit our own human weaknesses and satisfy our greed, even in supposedly sacred places.

Collectively, we must ask for forgiveness and everything will end in praise.


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The minister further stated that aon the spiritual side of the scourge, Nigerians must work and pray; God can only help those who help themselves.

He also criticized Christian religious leaders who he called "recalcitrant", saying that they must realize that this disease is allowed by God.

Keyamo urged all Nigerians to follow all NCDC guidelines, emphasizing that instructions must be followed to the letter before the scourge can end in praise.


The human rights activist also called on Nigerians to use the period of partial blockade to rekindle old friendships and common humanity.


Keyamo emphasized that:

"It is not a dark period, but a precaution. Call old friends; look for your childhood companions on social media and talk to them. Soon, we will return to our crazy daily schedules".

More than 20,000 people have been killed since the Coronavirus novel was first detected in Wuhan, China in December 2019.

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