Politicians who steal COVID-19 funds will be cursed, says Prophet Abiara/ Abiara

A former General Evangelist of the Christ Apostolic Church (APC), Prophet Samuel Abiara, says politicians and others who steal from COVID-19 funds will be cursed.

In a statement on Monday, the respected clergyman warned that there is no one who attempts to loot donations and items essential to fight a serious pandemic such as COVID-19 that would not go unpunished.

He said: “For those who are in charge of the donation of money, food items, etc, God said you must not steal anything from the money, food and all items donated for COVID-19 for yourself. If you do that, curses of the pandemic will be in the family of those who do this."

Abiara went on to commend the Lagos State Government over its recent decision to reopen worship centres consequent upon earlier directive by the federal government.

He went on to reiterate his congregation's commitment to ensuring strict compliance with the various COVID-19 protocols.

He also enjoined religious leaders to support government's efforts at combating the virus, noting God's intervention is required to rid the world of the pandemic.

In the same vein, she urged Nigerians to develop more interest in agriculture, stressing the sector would help address the nation's continued reliance on oil and gas.