By Augustine Akhilomen
Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu says worship centres will be allowed to reopen from June 19.
Sanwo-Olu stated this on Thursday during a press briefing at the Government House, Marina, where he said that mosques services are to resume on June 19 while churches to begin June 21.
He, however, stated that must not be more than 40% capacity
Recall that the State Safety Commission had earlier mandated religious and social centres in the state, to register in preparation for full reopening.
In a statement signed by its Director-General, Lanre Mojola, the commission said, “Further to the directive of Mr Governor, with respect to the Register-to-Open initiative of the Lagos State government, we hereby confirm that all religious and social centres (social clubs, event centres, restaurants, bars, night clubs, spas, cinemas and gyms) within the state can commence the registration process on the designated portal immediately.”
All religious centres (churches and mosques) must be 40% of the venue’s capacity. No hugging, handshakes, serving of food e.g. the holy communion etc in any religious centre.
Muslim services to resume on 19th June while Christian worship begins on the 21st of June, 2020. Children below age 15 not allowed. Religious gatherings are restricted to Fridays and Sundays only.