Lagos state governor, Babatunde Sanwo-Olu, has suspended the planned reopening of religious centers in the state.
On June 4, the Lagos state governor announced that religious centers will be allowed to open for worship provided they follow the COVID-19 guidelines.
The Lagos state governor formerly noted that Mosques will be allowed to resume worship on June 19 while churches in the state will be allowed to conduct services from Sunday, June 21.
However at a press briefing earlier today, June 16, Governor Sanwo-Olu said the planned reopening of religious centers in the state has been suspended. He made it known that the decision is based on the rising number of COVID-19 cases in the state.
With 7319 confirmed cases, Lagos state has remained the epicenter of the Coronavirus pandemic in Nigeria.
Before today’s incident, the ban on religious gatherings was enforced as part of measures to contain the spread of Coronavirus in the state.
At a press briefing, the Lagos state governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, said religious organizations in the state can be reopened from Friday, June 19th for the Muslims and June 21st for Christians.
The governor further stated that all religious gatherings must have not more than 40% of their congregation and that persons below the age of 15 should be excused from places of worship while citizens that are above the age of 65 should not be allowed into places of worship.