The Group Managing Director of Energy group, Dr. Jimoh Ibrahim has advised Christians nationwide not to work tomorrow and stay at home to observe the Day of Atonement.
Jimoh Ibrahim said specifically that God commanded that his children should not work on the 10th day of the seventh month and that they should bring their souls before Him for atonement.
It is a special day, according to Jimoh Ibrahim, that God set aside to cleanse all saints and it is observed once a year.
He added that this instruction from God is forever. He specifically referred Christians to read Leviticus 16 verses 29-31.
29’And this shall be a statute for ever unto you: that in the seventh month, on the tenth day of the month, ye shall afflict your souls, and do no work at all, whether it be one of your own country, or a stranger that sojourneth among you:
30[For on that day shall ] the priest[ make an atonement for you, to cleanse you, ] that[ ye may be clean from all your sins before the Lord
31[It ] shall be[ a sabbath of rest unto you, and ye shall afflict your souls, by a statute for ever.’
He advised that during this period, they should remember to pray for Nigeria.
Meanwhile he has directed all staff not on essential duties to observe the Day of Atonement by declaring Thursday and Friday as holiday for staff of Global Fleet Oil and Gas while wishing them a greater time with the Creator