Prophet TB Joshua, the founder of Synagogue Church of All Nations (SCOAN) has voiced his support for the ease of the COVID-19 lockdown declared by President Muhammadu Buhari led Federal Government.
The SCOAN General Overseer who recently returned from an undisclosed prayer mountain said the lockdown order is an evil spirit that could lead to laziness and suicide.
The controversial prophet further calmed frayed nerves, saying that the coronavirus disease is not as dangerous as it is portrayed, adding that the government has with the lockdown directive succeeded in putting the spirit of fear, addiction and the spirit of violence in the people.
According to him, “Our government doesn’t know that lockdown is a spirit, an evil spirit – spirit of laziness, spirit of depression, spirit of suicide,” he said.
“Those who once surrounded themselves with people find themselves surrounded only by four empty walls. This can cause depression and suicidal thoughts.
“Those who never stayed on a spot are now confined to one spot. Our government doesn’t know this. They think they are protecting us from the spirit of COVID19 but what is COVID-19 in comparison to the repercussion?”
“Our government, our leaders, our presidents, you are doing good for the world but what you are trying to protect us from is not as dangerous as what you are putting us into.
“That spirit that has entered your life – spirit of fear, spirit of addiction, spirit of violence – be cast out! Be cast out! In the name of Jesus!”
Meanwhile, the ease of the lockdown declared by President Buhari will begin in Lagos, Ogun and Abuja today, Monday, May 4, 2020