Since the outbreak of the global coronavirus virus pandemic, several efforts have been made to come out with a vaccine to end the menace once and for all. Various European and other foreign nations have pledged financial and human resource towards halting the onslaught of the deadly virus.
But while all these are going on, Many Africans have also criticized their governments and leaders for not doing much to stop the disease, and rather waiting on foreign scientists to come up with a solution. Others have also bemoaned Africa’s over-reliance on God to come to our aid while not investing even a dime on scientific research.
In the midst of the fear and uncertainty that accompanied the coronavirus, Africans woke up to a prophecy a few weeks back, from popular Nigerian Prophet, TB Joshua. The Prophet predicted that the Lord had revealed to him that the virus would disappear on its own by 27th March. When it became obvious that the virus was gaining even more strength after the supposed deadline, the Prophet admitted that he had been misled by the Holy Spirit.
The next prophecy was to emerge from Ghana’s own shores when the highly revered Nogokpo shrine predicted the end of the virus by 19th April. Today is supposed to be the deadline for the disappearance of the deadly virus. Even though the day is yet to end, former UK High Commissioner to Ghana, His Excellency Jon Benjamin, has used the occasion to remind us that there is nothing called prophecy.
Posting on Twitter, the British diplomat, who has never been one to shy away from controversy, declared that there is only Science and absolutely nothing like prophecy. Well, whatever be the case, the day is still yet to end. Perhaps by midnight, Jon Benjamin would have revised his notes.