JUST IN: Lagos Governor Sanwo-Olu Sets Date For Reopening Of Churches, Mosques…Gives Guidelines

Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has set date for reopening of Churches and Mosques in Lagos.

The Governor announced that worship centres would be allowed to function from 19th and 21st of June, 2020.

Governor Sanwo-Olu, on Thursday during a press briefing at Government House, Marina however stated that there will now be restricted openings of religious houses based on compliance the state has seen and reviewed with the Safety Commission.

“From 14 days time, precisely on the 19th of June for our Muslim worshippers and from the 21st of June for our Christian worshippers, we will be allowing all of our religious bodies to open at a maximum of 40% of their capacity and we’ll be working with them as being expected by the Lagos State Safety Commission.

“But we know that these places of worship have different sizes but even if your 40% capacity is really so large, you cannot have beyond 500 worshippers at once, and keeping that maximum 40% capacity is really important.

“We will be encouraging people to have more than one service and ensure that they keep their premises clean, disinfect before another round of worship can take place.

“We will also be advising that there should only be mandatory Fridays and Sunday services. All other night vigils and services must be put on hold for now until we review our current situation”, he said.

Sanwo-Olu added that the state will also be advising that persons below the age of 15 because of how well they walk around should be excused from the places of worship and citizens that are above the age of 65 should not be allowed into these places of worship.

Thelagostimes recalls that the Federal Government had on Monday, June 1, lifted the ban on mosques and churches in Nigeria, based on guidelines and protocols agreed with state governments.

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