… Says Churchgoers Would Maintain 12am – 4am Curfew
Following Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu’s order, to cancel the annual crossover services in churches across the state, the Christian Association of Nigeria (Lagos Chapter) has insisted that churches in the state would observe it.
Traditionally, churches across the world hold crossover services on December 31, every year to usher in the New Year.
The Governor, who addressed reporters at the State House in Marina, reminded the people of Lagos that the 12:00 a.m. to 4:00 a.m. curfew put in place by the Federal Government earlier in the year is still in place.
However, the state CAN said churches, which want to observe the crossover night, shall be allowed to hold service till 12.15a.m.
It said all services must end at the time.
It added that in churches, which observe their watch night till after midnight, no church member must be allowed to leave the church premises or service venue till after the end of the curfew (4am.).
“Also, churches are to ensure that COVID-19 protocols put in place by the government are fully adhered to: 50% sitting capacity and well-spaced, use of face-mask mandatory and should be strictly enforced, hand-wash and hand sanitation facilities to be placed at strategic locations at the church premises, the service hall should be well-ventilation and temperature thermometer must be available to take temperature of members.
“Any suspected case of COVID-19 should be promptly reported to the relevant authorities.”Follow us on social media