Lagos to suspend public religious worship on Friday and Sunday

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Commissioner for Information, Lagos State, Gbenga Omotosho, has disclosed that the state will ask religious leaders to stop Friday (Juma’at) and Sunday service.

The Commissioner disclosed this at a briefing on Wednesday. According to him, the religious leaders will be advised to shut down services in the interest of the public.

He said this a few hours after Lagos recorded its seventh coronavirus case.

He said, “We are all aware that the Federal Government asked the National Youth Service Corps to shut down orientation camps; yesterday (Tuesday) the Commissioner for Home Affairs said there will be a meeting with religious leaders today (Wednesday).

“It is going to be suggested to them to maybe stop Friday and Sunday services – wherever we have large gatherings.

“Going by the new development, I am sure they will be advised to shut down the services in the interest of the public and all of us. I am sure they are going to comply.”

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