Mathew Ashimolowo has made the record as the first Nigerian born pastor to receive the COVID-19 Vaccine jab.
News Mail Nigeria learnt that the Founder and General Overseer of Kingsway International Christian Centre (KICC) shared photos of the memorable event on Sunday .
Mathew Ashimolowo while encouraging his church members to take the vaccine said in his 49 years of being a Christian, he had received injection once or twice and would receive a third because he will be vaccinated.
“I have taken the Vaccination today. Very simple and quick. I encourage all BAME to take the vaccination. Save lives. Stay Safe. Protect yourselves. We need to do this. Let’s go,” he wrote.
Ashimolowo had also advised Nigerians weeks ago, to take COVID-19 vaccine when it is time, urging that conspiracy theorists should be ignored.
“I am not mocking anyone… since I have been a Christian, for about 49 years now and I will be 69 next month (March) I have never slept in a hospital bed. I have recieved injection maybe once or twice. But there will be a third one because I will be vaccinated against COVID-19 soon.”
He added: “Don’t listen to conspiracy theorists, some have said a lot of things about the vaccine, don’t listen to them block them for some time. We believe in faith at KICC and we should take medicine. You can frustrate your prophecy,” Ashimolowo said.