Bishop Oyedepo, founder and leader of Winners Chapel, has chastised the Buhari government for its management of the country amid the coronavirus.
The popular preacher could not fathom why the crowded markets which operate for more than six hours are allowed to operate while two-hour church service is banned.
As part of measures to curb the spread of the coronavirus disease in Nigeria, the government proscribed the gathering of many people. This in effect culminated in the closedown of schools, markets and religious places of worship.
However, the reopening of the markets to bolster economic growth irked many preachers who have felt the heavy impact of the ban. Bishop David Oyedepo went on a tirade chastising the government’s decision.
During a programme dubbed Covenant Hour of Prayer which was broadcasted from The church’s headquarters in Otta, Ogun State to his congregation, the preacher alluded to a suspicious motive as to why the church remains closed.
He explained he had a vision in which God revealed to him that the reason the church remains closed is to stifle its expansion and push it to obscurity. He demanded the churches be opened since that’s where people run to when they need healing.