PFN declares three-day prayer, fasting, commiserates with victims of Lagos gas explosion
The national president of the Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria (PFN), Rev. Dr. Felix Omobude has expressed profound sadness at the loss of lives and property resulting from the gas explosion, which occurred last Sunday at Abule Ado in Amuwo Odofin Local Government Area of Lagos State.
While sympathising with the people and government of the state over the incident, he prayed for comfort and strength for the bereaved families and speedy recovery for those who sustained one form of injury or the other and those who lost their homes.
In a statement made available by PFN’s Director of Media and Public Relations, Simbo Olorunfemi, PFN President, Omobude called on organisations and individuals to support the Relief Fund launched by Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu in aid of the victims.
The body also supported the restriction order by the Lagos State Government to restrict public gatherings, as a precautionary measure against the spread of Coronavirus. The statement reads in part, “If this government is taking measures for the benefit of the people, I am for it. The health of Nigerians is paramount to everyone of us and we must endeavour to be supportive of any move in that direction.” PFN enjoined all Nigerians to tread with caution, observe the necessary protocols as laid out and maintain proper hygiene at all times.
In same vein, the body declared three days of prayer and fasting, starting from Monday, March 23 to 25 for divine intervention on the Coronavirus pandemic. It urged members to pray for an end to the spread, healing and recovery for those infected and for inspiration for the experts in the field so that they might be able to find a cure and vaccine for the disease.