The General Overseer of the Omega Fire Ministries International, Apostle Johnson Suleman, has described as an error in his statement in which he said that COVID19 should not end because he was prospering and has been able to buy his third private jet.
In a video that went viral last week, Suleman during one his church programs said;
“In COVID (pandemic) I bought a jet; the third one. I have three. I was praying for COVID-19 not to end because I was resting while people were complaining. My wife asked, ‘Can life be this sweet?’ Am I talking to somebody here?
This statement has attracted lots criticisms from Nigerians who condemned him for being excited about a pandemic that crippled the economic and lives of many.
In his reaction to this, the pastor while preaching in his church on Sunday, February 21, said the video of him making the statement was edited by a fellow pastor who is an enemy.
“There’s a video that is trending about me. It was
posted by a pastor against me. It was a programme I had in Abuja and I was
trying to explain something about COVID-19. When they told me that I prayed for
COVID-19 not to end, I said ‘me? I didn’t say that.’
When they brought the video, I discovered it slipped out of my mouth. There’s no pastor that will pray for Covid not to end. It doesn’t make sense.
I was talking about what happens around Covid, how families were staying together, how families united, how some people even made money during that process. That was what I was trying to buttress and it slipped out of my mouth. I could not have prayed for Covid not to end, no pastor would do that. But he (the pastor) took that mistake, edited some part and blew it” he said
Later he added that those who are angry that he bought a third private jet could just die.
“If you are angry I mentioned three jets, you go just die. That’s the truth,”