The Bishop said he won’t take it because he was not a guinea pig.
Bishop Oyedepo described the vaccine as illegal.
He said: “I have never seen a generation where you force people to take vaccines. It is inhuman; it is immoral, sir. I’m not a lawyer, but I don’t think it is legal. You can’t come to my house and want to give me an injection. On what? Did I invite you? They are confused. But the church has the answer.
“Did you see any outbreak of virus here? How will it enter the gate? Will it come through the air? How? One woman just got down after that injection in Kaduna. What kind of life? Are human beings now turned to guinea pigs? The world is confused, but the church is lighted. So, the triumph of the church will humble the pride of the world. They don’t know what to do, sir. In the last days, the church will be reigning in power and glory. That is God’s plan.”
Nigeria began its vaccination against the virus in March, with 3.924 million doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine doses. The National Primary Health Care Development Agency said over 1 million doses of the vaccine had so far been administered across the country.
Nigeria has recorded over 160,000 COVID-19 infections and more than 2,000 related deaths.