Forget Cross-over Service In Lagos, Sanwo-Olu Warns Churches
Ahead of the New Year day celebration, the Lagos government has set a new rule that must be obeyed by all churches in the state to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
Speaking at the state house in Marina on Thursday, December 24, after his recovery from the pandemic, Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu said that there will be no room for the service, The Cable reports.
The governor warned that the government will not be lenient with any church that violates the state’s standing 12am-to-4am curfew.
He also called on religious leaders to ensure their congregants obey the safety measures put in place by the state.
“There are not meant to be gatherings. We’ve said so. The curfew that has been set by NCDC, PTF is still active. From 12 midnight to 4am, there is a national curfew and that has to be respected.
“There are no night vigils in any form. The instructions are there; all of the restrictions are still in place that have been set by PTF and also Lagos state commission and all of the rules that have been set. So, there are no vigils anywhere.
“This is just one Christmas. We will have several Christmas so you can have your prayers at home. The curfews even start at 12, so people still need to obey those rules.”