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
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, according to reports from Vanguard.
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.