Nigerians on Twitter have expressed their annoyance over a comment by Apostle Johnson Suleman, founder of Omega Fire Ministry (OFM), that the COVID-19 pandemic doesn’t come to an end.
A video had earlier surfaced where the clergyman boasted of purchasing his third private jet amid the pandemic which has pushed a number of countries across the globe into economic recession.
The 49-year-old also added that he prayed the pandemic doesn’t come to an end because he was “resting”.
“In COVID, I bought a jet. The third one. I have three. I was praying for COVID not to end because I was resting. While people were complaining, my wife asked, ‘Can life be this sweet?’,” he had said.
“No stress. I read on the net yesterday that there’s a rumour going around that I have a machine that prints money. I like that rumour. They said, ‘He should be investigated. He has a machine that prints money.”
The video has begun to provoke outrage on the Nigerian Twittersphere with a number of users wondering why the cleric will be happy about a virus that claimed the lives of over two million people.
“I’m not perturbed by Apostle Suleman’s message. I have a problem with church members who defend him in spite of the disheartening statement he made about COVID-19. You’re happy people are dying?” a user asked.
“I pray God helps Apostle Suleman. Everything is wrong in the fact that those words came out. The gospel of the kingdom is not about money money money alone. And when you speak in tongues, you are not printing any money. Haba!,” another user wrote.
See other reactions below:
I pray God helps Apostle Suleman.
Everything is wrong in the fact that those words came out.Advertisement
The gospel of the kingdom is not about money money money alone.
And when you speak in tongues, you are not printing any money.
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Those statements by Apostle Suleman are highly insensitive.😦
— Sir Henry (@sirhenryisichei) February 18, 2021
I am not perturbed by Apostle Suleman's message, because as humans beings we err sometimes.
However, l have a problem with his church ⛪ members who are trying to defend him in spite of the disheartening statement he made about Covid-19. You're happy people are dying? 😭😭😭
— Authentic (@chokom_terfa) February 18, 2021
Apostle Suleman and hushpuppi are into same job but different office. pic.twitter.com/mkBcQf0eGF
— Muyiwa Owen (@freethinker_ng) February 18, 2021
Apostle suleman is just another one of those so called men of God. I've said this before, if only Christians believed in God the same way they believe in their pastors, we'll not be here. You'll hear sum'n like, 'God of my pastor', ode, do you know which God they serve? pic.twitter.com/4NEOSho3WZ
— FeliCity👑🌌 (@Con_TrolllHer) February 18, 2021
Who says Apostle Suleman shouldnt enjoy and chop life?
You guys should free him, the only people who should think twice about him are his members who during the pandemic had nothing to cater for their family, while they keep throwing out money to him as offerings.
— Idris Abdul Ahmed (@Nrs_Idreeserh) February 18, 2021
Apostle Suleman is not God, he's not the scripture.
Because he says something wrong, you're going aha!, Christianity is a fraud.
Everything in our present world is messed up, humans misuse everything, including God's word, our government misuses power everyday. There's no excuse.
— It's Elisha (@simplyelisha) February 18, 2021
I always try not to be ill-mannered towards ‘men of God’ but this Apostle Suleman guy is overdoing things.
That video is way too insensitive, and I can only liken it to that of a drunkard showboating in a beer parlor.
"I wish COVID didn't end" like seriously???
— timi 🦅 (@timiPR) February 18, 2021
If you go by the things Apostle Suleman and other "men of God" say, you would conclude that Christianity is a scam. But righteousness is not measured by the church you attend or the pastor you believe in; righteousness is a function of your own deeds between you and your creator.
— FSJ! (@AlayeFolorunso) February 18, 2021
Apostle Suleman is a shameless and greedy self-acclaimed Man of God! Nigga bought a jet during the pandemic and he proudly told his church members about, he even wished the pandemic never ends, and yet his blind followers will see nothing wrong with that. pic.twitter.com/mIQnHeX77y
— Mukhtar Yusuf Usman⭕ (@Doxxxx12) February 18, 2021
Apostle Suleman said "when u speak in tongues you are printing money" and booast of how he bought his 3 private jet during the covid19 era and even wish it didn't stop, still all his members are cheering and rejoicing, like are y'all mad? did they tie y'all senses???
— ZiGi (@PObiezue) February 18, 2021
That Apostle Suleman video was just taken out of context.
Everyone is too angry and we are just looking for someone to drag everyday.
— Olusegun #EndImpunity (@theboyisgreat) February 18, 2021
Apostle Suleman well done sir..maybe the pandemic continue so you can rest and buy more jets.
Jesus will certainly weep for this.
— Antonio Everest (@winwindebest) February 18, 2021
The problem doesn't fall on Apostle Suleman ,you see those zombies shouting and hailing him,them no fit get sense
— Tchalla (@Nigsearchlight) February 18, 2021
My own concern is not the messenger but the adherent who allowed themselves to be brainwashed.
Apostle Suleman said "When you speak in tongues, you're printing money" and people were shouting and rejoicing.
And I'm sure non of those members has a private jet.
— *Pablo Martini* (@PabloHoggs) February 18, 2021
Nigerian Christians are gullible, the only thing there God can do through JESUS is to buy private jets for a rapist Apostle Suleman who get public money through politicians and criminals.
Boko Haram Herdsmen are killing Christians in the North his God is less concerned.
— #BlackLivesMatters (@OlugbengaBlacks) February 18, 2021
This Apostle Suleman abi wetin ihn dey call himself na wah oo.
U're confidently bragging about having 3 private jets and how u bought de 3rd one during Covid-19 pandemic, even dey pray make pandemic no end and de members are there shouting and celebrating. Receive sense 🤦🏽♂️🤦🏽♂️🤦🏽♂️ https://t.co/sCmpxy2gJp
— Ifeanyi Salgado (@IfeanyiSalgado) February 18, 2021
Apostle Suleman is praying for Covid-19 NOT to end because he's cashing out and enjoying sweet life with his wife.
His members are praying for Covid-19 to end because it's affecting their businesses and lives.
This life can never be balanced. https://t.co/8WrVHeR4In
— The Zionite ⚓🌟 (@The_Zionite) February 18, 2021
Some families lost their loved ones to this pandemic but Apostle suleman choose to be insensitive with his words, it is not a bad thing to buy your 3rd private jet oo but praying for the pandemic not to end is what is vexing me and my home girls pic.twitter.com/H9MLB9xiUI
— Cruise Mistress ♥️💡 (@dat_deltagirl) February 18, 2021
During the pandemic, Apostle Suleman was praying for Covid-19 not to end while his members were praying for it to end so they could at least eat once a day.
But God answered that of the Apostle & even bless him with his 3rd Private Jet.
Is this God not wonderful? 🤣
Ndi ala pic.twitter.com/2CiYxlsWLc
— The Kryptonian (@_KryptonGuy) February 18, 2021
Seeing Serena loose who has set a great record for herself is such an heartbreak but happy for Naomi , atleast is better than what I heard about Pastor Apostle Suleman 😢 pic.twitter.com/W6mEnYiwMw
— Adahor | (@adahorinc) February 18, 2021
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