A video has emerge of a popular Pentecostal pastor in Port Harcourt Rivers State claiming that there is no corona-virus in Nigeria. Pastor David Ibiyeomi who is the founder and senior pastor of Salvation Ministries, could be heard on the video saying that malaria kills more people, yet no one closed the border because of malaria. He then wondered aloud if there is any corona-virus in Nigeria.
He referenced DAAR Communications founder, Raymond Dokpesi who said he was given Malaria drugs when he was being treated for COVID-19 in an isolation centre.
Pastor Ibiyeomi added that the virus is just an avenue for our leaders to steal. Speaking from the pulpit, he said: “I told the people, what is Coronavirus? Coronavirus is only a virus that is Corona.”
He added: “People are making noise about Coronavirus. To me, it’s rubbish. Malaria, did we make noise about malaria?
“Malaria kills more people in Nigeria than Coronavirus. Everyday people die of malaria. So what are we talking about Coronavirus, closing border up and down for what?
“Nigeria does not even have it. I don’t think Nigeria has it.
“Because, you’ve heard Dokpesi, he said that they say he had it, it’s malaria tablet they gave him. So, if it’s Coronavirus, why will they give him malaria tablet?
“Nigeria, they’re using it to eat money, eat money. Governors eat money, corporations eat money, they tell lies, they’ll take money from federal aid. Government, they’ll take money from aid…”
He also claimed that the Nigerian government is intentionally exaggerating the number of people who have the disease.
“In Nigeria, the people who have it, I don’t think they are up to the number they’re calling. The number they’re calling, I don’t think it’s the number. When one person has high temperature, fever, they’ll say ‘it’s Corona, quarantine him’.”
Watch and listen to the video below