Christian clerics, under the aegis of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) Lagos chapter, have hailed the reopening of churches slated for August 7.
It also admonished its members to adhere to all the regulations on COVID-19, to help reduce the spread of the disease.
Sanwo-Olu, on Saturday, announced the reopening of worship centres in Lagos from this weekend.
He instructed worship centres to operate at 50 percent capacity, while observing social distancing and strict wearing of nose masks, as well as using handwashing facilities.
According to the Lagos CAN Chairman, Apostle Alex Bamgbola, in a statement, said the reopening was a delight to the church leaders.
“Yesterday August 1, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, the Lagos State Governor and Incident Commander on Coronavirus pandemic in Lagos State, announced a relaxation of the lockdown on Worship Centres, in Lagos with effect from August 7, 2020. According to the Governor, the encouraging trend of the COVID-19 in our dear State facilitated this decision.
“We must therefore, give thanks and glory to God, for answering our prayers,” he said.
He asked his members to continue praying and obeying all government’s directives, to help further avert the spread of the virus.
“The State Government is putting a great responsibility upon the church in Lagos State,” the Lagos CAN chairman said.
“We must recognise consistently for now, that the coronavirus pandemic is still lingering over us in the State.
“All Christian worship centres in the State must be fully prepared and in full compliance before Sunday August 9, 2020.
“There must be proper monitoring and supervision by each denomination, to ensure and ascertain full compliance of the agreed protocols.
“This is to avoid any embarrassment or sanctions by Lagos State Government authorities,” he said.
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