By Aishat Salihu
Amid the growing spread of the novel coronavirus in Nigeria, the Oluwo of Iwo land in Osun state, Oba Abdulrosheed Adewale Akanbi, has resorted to combating the virus through spiritual means.
In a long statement and video shared to his Instagram page on Tuesday, Oba Akanbi issued a spiritual arrest warrant for the deadly virus through his office with the ultimatum of 16-days for the menace to vacate the world.
According to the traditional ruler, the virus has done a lot of damages to the world’s economy and has wasted lives, noting that the responsibility is now on those who believe in God, to seek divine intervention that could nip the menace in the bud.
“Oba Akanbi noted only God could arrest the spiritual virus and called on those who belief only in HIM to seek HIS face to arrest the deadly virus. He further disclosed his palace as the House of God on earth devoid of idolatry, stating such uniqueness has given him the license to stand for his subjects and arrest their worries. He describes his office as holy with unique status before God who answers every of his request through his unquestionable power.
“He affirmed clean palace of no idols as the most credible House of God on earth while anyone on such a throne as true shadow of God on earth. He reiterated his position as Commander of Deities, saying he could intercede for his subjects to arrest their deficiencies”, the statement reads in part.