• June 15, 2021

Churches, Mosques In Lagos, To Remain Closed For The Time Being – Lagos State Govt


By Olivia Isibor (AGENDAWATCHDOG) – Churches, Mosques and other worship centres in Lagos State will remain closed for the time being, according to the Lagos State Government.

The position of the state government, was disclosed by Prince Anofiu Elegushi, Commissioner for Home Affairs, during the ministerial press briefing to mark the first year of Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu’s first tenure in Office.

According to the commissioner, a disagreement between religious leaders and the state government over protocols suggested by the state as conditions for the reopening of worship centres in the state, which were rejected by the religious leaders, made it impossible to relax subsisting restrictions on religious activities.

Elegushi added that since Lagos is the epicenter of the COVID-19 pandemic in Nigeria, worship centres would not be opened until there were assurances on the part of religious leaders that they were ready to adhere to the guidelines and protocols suggested by the state government, noting that though the federal government had mentioned it, the states were given leeway to work out their individual modalities for execution.


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