Lagos State bans non secular gatherings above 50 individuals

The Lagos State Government on Wednesday suspended all non secular gatherings above 50 individuals within the state for the subsequent 4 weeks with rapid impact.

The Commissioner for Home Affairs, Prince Olanrewaju Elegushi, introduced this to newsmen in Ikeja after a closed-door assembly with non secular leaders within the state on the difficulty of Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19).

Elegushi stated that the choice was taken within the curiosity of Lagosians and crucial towards curbing the unfold of the ravaging coronavirus.

“We met with non secular leaders each Christians and Muslims. We mentioned, argued and realised that the lives of Lagosians is essential to us. We choose to offend folks than to kill our folks.

“Let me guarantee you that the state authorities just isn’t insensitive to the Lenten interval and numerous non secular actions happening. We are involved as a result of it is just the residing that may worship God.

“Having mentioned extensively, the heads of spiritual our bodies agreed authorities ought to embark on large schooling of the virus on the grassroots stage.

“Health employees ought to up their video games, whereas extra needs to be recruited and hospitals needs to be compelled to take care of folks with out prejudice.

“In view of this, we have decided to suspend all religious activities above 50 people and the enforcement starts with immediate effect,” the commissioner stated.

He stated {that a} committee had been arrange involving prime non secular leaders to make sure compliance with the directive.

Speaking after the announcement, the Chairman, Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Lagos State, Apostle Alexander Bamgbala, stated the affiliation was glad concerning the growth.

”We are going to observe the directive of the federal government. We are at a essential second in our nation and God has been listening to our prayers regarding Coronavirus.

”In view of the elevated within the variety of contaminated instances, we should be proactive. It just isn’t about faith however survival. We have to take heed to the federal government and be proactive in order that God will proceed to reply us,” Bamgbala stated.


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