We Won’t Bow To Pressure To Open Churches- Abiodun

By Augustine Akhilomen

Ogun State Governor, Dapo Abiodun says his government has not agreed to reopen the religious centers despite criticisms from the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN).

In a statement by the Special Adviser to the Governor on Public Communications, Remmy Hazzan, he said that CAN should stop comparing the reopening of the market place to the religious center.

He said that govt was not meant to punish any faith-based organization or any faith whatsoever but only trying to protect the state from further spread of the virus.

But Hazzan, said, “We have said it before that comparing markets with churches and mosques is not ideal. The market environment is an open space. The horrible effect is not there and so the use of face masks may just be sufficient. There is still a spike in COVID-19 cases in Ogun and Lagos states.

“Lagos is the epicentre and Ogun State is like New Jersey to New York in the United States; we cannot pretend that this state is completely immune.

“We are not in any way taking any unjustified decision. This is in the interest of the public. In the end, everyone will be back to worship God that we all serve. The public interest is not meant to punish any faith-based organisation or any faith whatsoever.”

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