Pastor Chris Okotie of the Household of God Church in Lagos says he won’t open for service on Sunday because he won’t allow congregants to wear face masks.
The Lagos state governor has said he will relax the lockdown rules and allow centres of worship to open – but only if masks are worn.
Okotie said “when a man is standing before God in church wearing a shield or mask, he is denying the finished work of the cross”.
Okotie has also made waves with his controversial views on a coronavirus vaccine. In a widely circulated video in July he said “one of the things that the vaccine will make you do is to become a vampire who needs to drink blood for sustenance”.
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