Breaking: Lagos Announces Opening Dates For Churches, Mosques

Kunle Adelabu

Babajide Sanwo-Olu

After about three months of closure in an attempt to curtail the spread of novel Coronavirus, the Lagos State Government has released schedule timetable for the resumption  of religious activities in the state.

According to the Chief Press Secretary to Governor, Mr Gbenga Akosile, the Governor, in his address on the update on the pandemic on Thursday, June 4, 2020, announced timetable for the re-opening of religious centres.

Akosile announced the government’s decision on the ease of lockdown and the position on religious and social events centres as the state is prepare to open businesses, on his twitter handle.

He stated that the governor has announced that Churches and Mosques should as follows:

“Muslim services to resume on 19th June while Christian worship begins on the 21st of June, 2020.

“Children below age 15 not allowed in religious centres. Religious gatherings are restricted to Fridays and Sundays only.

“All religious centres (Churches and Mosques) must be 40% of the venue’s capacity. No hugging, handshakes, serving of food e.g. the holy communion, etc in any religious centre” .

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