Lagos - Prophet TB Joshua has barred foreign members from countries where the Ebola virus disease has been reported from visiting the church.
Joshua's congregation, Synagogue Church of All Nations, is one of Nigeria's largest congregations with thousands of visitors coming from different parts of the world is search of miracle healings.
Joshua promised to work with the Government to ensure that the disease did not spread into the country, saying he would put some measures in place to ensure that people from the already affected countries do not enter Nigeria.
One of such measures is to visit any of the countries when necessary rather than allow their residents come into Nigeria.
He also promised to suspend some of his major Church healing programmes for a few weeks adding, “I am ready to work with you. I love my country and I will be ready to work with you. Even if it is a rumour, there is a need to secure our environment to ensure that it is safe.”
The Ebola Virus Disease sensitization team led by the Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Dr Jide Idris, offered to work with the health team of the church in the areas of technical assistance, medical advice and training to ensure that no victim of the deadly disease comes to the church from any of the affected countries undetected.
Idris said the visit is one the Government’s strategies of sensitizing faith-based organizations on the need to cooperate with the government to prevent the spread of the disease by educating their adherents to escalate health issues to medical experts.
Ebola has claimed the lives of more than 700 people in the region following a recent outbreak.
- CAJ News