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Lagos State Governor Announces Date To Reopen Churches

The Lagos state governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu has said worship centres in Lagos will be allowed to reopen from the 21st of June.

Governor Sanwo-Olu made the announcement today during a press briefing at the Lagos state government house in Marina.

According to the governor, while mosques will be allowed to open on the 19th of June, Churches will be reopened on the 21st.

Speaking further, he said hotels in Lagos are allowed to opened buy gyms, night clubs, and cinemas should remain closed.

He, however, warned that the reopened centres must adhere strictly to health and safety guidelines set In place by the government.

Sanwo-Olu said, “There will now be restricted openings of religious houses based on compliance that we have 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.

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