The Governor of Lagos state, Babajide Sawoolu in a digital assembly with religious leaders on Monday revealed that Churches and Mosques will stay closed.
NEWS DIRECT gathered that the Governor reiterated that the “0 – Congregation” stance of Government for religious worship centres remains to be in pressure to make sure bodily distancing, including that each one fingers have to be on deck to do extra sensitisation and monitoring to enhance authorities efforts.
The digital assembly had in attendance prime Christian and Muslim leaders. Notable Christian leaders current on the assembly embody Pastor W.F. Kumuyi (Deeper life), Pastor Joseph Obayemi (RCCG), Dr D.Okay. Olukoya (MFM), Rev. Mrs Mercy Ezekiel (CPM), Amb. Mrs Elizabeth Onajobi of WOWICAN, His Eminence Samuel Kanu Uche and different leaders within the 5 Christian Bloc and CAN Executives.
Popular Muslim leaders had been additionally current on the assembly. Imam Dr Abdulrahman Ahmad (Chief Missioner, Ansaru-deen), Sheik Abdulhakeem Lawal, Imam Abdul Akeem Lawal, Dr. (Mrs) Egberongbe of FOMWAN, Sheik Uwais, Chief Imams of the varied Divisions of the State, MSSN and different prime religious leaders in Lagos.
Reacting to the governor’s assertion, Chairman of the Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN, Lagos State Branch, Apostle (Prof.) Alexander Bamgbola praised Sanwo-Olu for being proactive and pragmatic in his strategy to dealing with the COVID-19 disaster within the state. He added that the governor’s strategy saved many lives.
Speaking on behalf of the Muslims, Grand Chief Imam of Lagos, Sheik (Engr.) Suleiman Abu-Nolla inspired the federal government to maintain working with religious leaders including that it was a time of ‘Collective survival’.