Sanwo-Olu releases date for reopening of Churches, Mosques in Lagos

Lagos state Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu has just revealed the date for the reopening of worship centers in the state.

Lagos state has over 5,440 confirmed cases of coronavirus, making it the epicenter of the virus in Nigeria.

Sanwo-Olu releases date for reopening of Churches, mosques in Lagos lailasnews


According to the state governor, mosques are to reopen from June 19 while churches are to begin services from June 21.

The governor gave this announcement on Thursday during a briefing at the Government House, Marina.

Sanwo-Olu also stated that children below age of 15 should not be allowed at religious gatherings which have been restricted to Fridays and Sundays.

On Monday, the federal government lifted the ban on religious gatherings across the country. The ban was imposed two months back to curb the spread of coronavirus in Nigeria.

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The Federal Government had few days back instructed that duration for each church service must not exceed an hour.

This was disclosed in a statement by the National Coordinator of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, Sani Aliyu, while rolling out guidelines for the reopening of worship centres, in a press briefing in Abuja on Tuesday.

“Churches to open from 5am and close by 8pm. For churches, each service should be for a maximum of an hour with an interval of thirty minutes in between services to allow time for disinfection.” he said

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