He spoke on Sunday at the church’s National Headquarters in the Ebute-Meta area of Lagos State.
“I want you to relax but don’t be careless. When I say relax, I do not say be careless. I hope you know the difference between the two. When they say wear your mask, wear your mask. When they say wash your hands, wash your hands. You know we are very particular about hygiene. Even when corona is gone, keep on washing your hands.”
A viral photo of the cleric wearing a face shield while he laid hands on a bedridden person had attracted criticisms last week but speaking today, the cleric said social distancing won’t prevent him from laying hands on the sick.
“But I can’t distance myself from my wife and I am not going to allow social distancing prevent me from laying hands on the sick so that they can recover – that is my duty and I will do it,” Adeboye said.
Recall that Adeboye cancelled the church’s physical crossover service last Thursday and opted for the virtual experience in submission to the government and the Christian Association of Nigeria.