COVID-19 mortality rate is low in Africa because its people dwell in the secret place of the Most High, the president of the Christian Association of Nigeria, Dr. Samson Ayokunle, has declared.
His declaration was in reaction to the recent statement by Bill Gates that he could not explain why COVID-19 mortality had been low in Africa.
In his 2021 new year message made available to FrontPage, Ayokunle said though technologically poor, African believed that they had a big and great God who could be trusted.
According to him, the mercy of God made the difference in Africa, especially Nigeria where health experts predicted that 30 million people would die.
He said he did not say that the advanced nations did not believe in God, but that lack of strength, health infrastructure had made Nigerians to trust God more than human science and technology.
His words: “I was reading in the newspaper the statement of Bill Gates who said that he could not explain why COVID-19 mortality was low in Africa generally where healthcare was poorer than the Developed World. The right answer is that dwelling in the secret place of the Most High saved Africa. We are technologically poor but we believe we have a big and great God whom we can trust, whom we can run to His secret place and abide under His shadow. The mercy of God made the difference in Africa, especially Nigeria where health experts predicted that 30 million people would die. I am not saying that the advanced nations of the world do not believe in God but that our own lack of human strength, lack of health infrastructure (though not our pride), have made us to trust in God more than human science and technology. The mercy of God has preserved us and will continue to preserve us all the days of our lives in the name of Jesus Christ.
“The secret place of the Most High is like the VIP lounge where important people stay in the airport. It is different from the common lounge where other travellers stay. It is equipped with better chairs for maximum comfort and with other services making waiting at the airport more comfortable.”