A video has surfaced online showing the governor of Abia state saying Coronavirus will not get to the state because it is mentioned in the Bible.
Governor of Abia State, Dr Okezie Ikpeazu in a viral interview with a journalist stated that the novel Coronavirus just like several other diseases will not find its way into the state because of the promise of God in the Bible.
Driving his point, Dr Okezie stated that the former cases of Monkey Pox and Ebola, no citizen of Abia State was infected or reported as infected with the diseases and therefore this will also pass by.
We have the promise of God that none of the diseases none of the diseases will get to us. We saw Ebola, it did not get to us, we saw monkey pox, it did not get to us, even this one (coronavirus) will not get to us. Amen
Watch the video below.
Abia is the only state mentioned in the bible. Coronavirus can never come near us – Governor Okezie Ikpeazu pic.twitter.com/ZK9CV3I9S6
— Laila Ijeoma | Lailasnews.com (@LailaIjeoma) March 22, 2020
See reactions below.
I’m not surprised. The quality of leaders we have in this country is a reflection of how we think in general. I’m sure it’s God that allowed Aba to be a refuse dump and civil servants to be owed salaries for months. Mstcheeww… Classical iberiberism. – @efa101
Haa, i rest my case. Rather than put measures in place to contain nd respond to it, u are saying God promise……. – @caroguma
Are you sure that man has not lost it. Is there a psychiatrist in the houseFace with rolling eyes. Too much dinning and winning can cause iberiberism. – @dunua