Churches, mosques remain closed in Lagos – Government

The Lagos State Government has ruled out the immediate reopening of churches and mosques in the state.

The Commissioner for Home Affairs, Prince Anofiu Elegushi, said on Tuesday that Lagos being the epicentre of the coronavirus pandemic would not reopen worship centres until there is a “clear coast for the state to do so”.

He said this on the sideline of the 2020 Ministerial Press Briefing commemorating the first year in office of Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu.

The Federal Government had on Monday, June 1, lifted the ban on mosques and churches in the country, based on guidelines and protocols agreed with state governments.

But Elegushi said the state was still looking at the possibility of reopening worship centres despite the FG’s guidelines.

Elegushi pleaded for continued collaboration with the State government and adherence to the government’s directives that would be presented to various churches and mosques when they are eventually allowed to gather for their services.

 

 

– Punch

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