Churches And Mosques Will Remain Closed In Lagos State – Sanwo-Olu

Lagos State Governor, Sanwo-Olu
Churches and Mosques in Lagos State might just stay closed for longer has the leaders of the Christian faith and that of the Muslim societies disagree with the FG protocols and guidelines. Lagos State Governor

On the 1st of June Monday, the Presidential Taskforce on COVID-19 announced the relaxation of the guidelines and protocols of shutting down Churches and Mosques across the country in a bid to curb the spread of the dealy novel Coronavirus {COVID-19}.

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The Lagos state government has however said the possibility of worshippers converging in their worship centres has been ruled out as religious leaders have continued to disagree on the guidelines issued.Lagos State Governor

Speaking today at a press briefing commemorating the first year in office of the state governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, the Lagos state Commissioner for Home Affairs, Prince Anofiu Elegushi, said religious leaders in the state have said they cannot take responsibility for the number of worshippers that come into their worship centres;

“Even before the pronouncement by the Federal Government, we have been having meetings with the religious leaders. We even have one with safety Commission, looking at the possibility of reopening of religious houses.
We also had one with the leaders of the two faith and I want to tell you categorically that at that meeting, the possibility of reopening religious houses was ruled out totally.
They claimed that they cannot take such responsibility of ensuring that only 20 or 50 people are praying behind them. Like an Imam said he doesn’t know what is going on at back immediately he is leading a prayer. He said if more than 20 or 50 people are staying at his back he is not going to take responsibility for their presence.
So in the meeting we ruled out in totality the issue of reopening the religious houses until we have a clear coast for us to do so. The Federal Government mentioned it, but it never ruled out the state in achieving that pronouncement, so all states will have to look at possibility of doing so in their respective states.
We all know Lagos State is still having more figures, so definitely that will speak to our decision. But the governor of the state will come out with further directives.’’ he said

The state governments have been advised to ensure the strict adherence to COVID19 precautionary measures which include social distancing, use of hand sanitizers, checking of temperatures and others. Photo Credit:Getty

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