Coronavirus: Lagos Set To Stop Church, Jummat Services

The Lagos State government is set to as religious leaders in the state to suspend all religious gatherings as a result of the coronavirus ravaging the nation.

This much was disclosed by the state Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Gbenga Omotosho, at a press briefing on Wednesday, March 18.

Omotosho said that gathering to be affected by the order are Sunday church services and Friday Jumat services in the various churches and mosques that dotted the landscape.

He said, “We are all aware that the Federal Government asked the National Youth Service Corps to shut down orientation camps. Yesterday (Tuesday) the Commissioner for Home Affairs said there will be a meeting with religious leaders today (Wednesday). It is going to be suggested to them to maybe stop Friday and Sunday services – wherever we have large gatherings.

“Going by the new development, I am sure they will be advised to shut down the services in the interest of the public and all of us. I am sure they are going to comply.”

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