The senior pastor of Commonwealth of Zion Assembly (COZA), Biodun Fatoyinbo is once again a trending topic after he announced that his church will be holding services in its two branches in Abuja, thereby igniting the wrath of Nigerians who are mindful of coronavirus crisis in the country.
Recall that the Federal, and some state governments have place restrictions on large gathering as a measure to prevent spread of the dreaded virus.
The COZA founder made the announcement even when it has been confirmed that there are three cases in Abuja, and some contacts are still being traced across the country.
Pastor Fatoyinbo wrote;
Hello family, we are geared up to excitedly receive you tomorrow 22nd of March by 7:30am at our #CentrePointCampus, Evelyn Event Centre, Gwarinpa. Worshippers can be assured of our unwavering commitment to a clean and conducive environment for service. Your safety is paramount to us and we are complying with the directives of the FCT Administration by ensuring: 1) Temperatures are measured using electronic thermometers 2) Availability of alcohol based sanitizers 3) A considerable space between worshippers 4) Effective Air Flow Systems 5) Above all, the Blood of Jesus severes us from this pestilence.
See you there and remember #FearNot #CovenantOfProtection #Exploits #BetterDaysAhead
After his announcement, Nigerians took to Twitter to slam the church and the pastor for being insensitive and endangering the lives of members in particular and the nation at large.
Following the backlash thrown at the church, members started receiving text messages, telling them not to come to church for service anymore.
Below are some of the backlash the church received that forced them to cancel the service.