Coronavirus: Lagos bans religious gathering of over 50 people

By Victor Akuma

The Lagos state government has placed temporary ban on religious gatherings in the state with over 50 people to contain the spread of coronavirus.

The move comes as Nigeria confirmed five new cases of the killer virus on Wednesday. Of the five new confirmed cases, four were recorded in Lagos while one was recorded in Ekiti State.

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The State Commissioner for Home Affairs, Prince Anofiu Elegu, who disclosed this on Wednesday during a meeting with religious leaders, said the move has become essential to check the spread of the pandemic.

The meeting which held at the Bagauda Kaltho Press Centre in Alausa, Ikeja, had in attendance various Christian and Muslim bodies.

Among those present at the meeting include Apostle Alexander Bamgbola the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) President in the state and Sheikh Oluwatoyin Abou-Nolla the state Chief Imam.

7 COMMENTS

  1. Since the decision is for the common good, its still fine. But is the catholic church is under can? Because there was a time I heard a rumour that the Catholic Church has pulled out of CAN

    • Yes it is. It’s meant for all Christian denominations but the Catholic Faith don’t always succumb to it rules. However, the order didn’t come from CAN but the state government, so all law abiding citizens of the state should accept the rule, even the Catholic Church. Recall same scenario is prevalent in all parts of Europe, including Rome, where the Pope resides

  2. We’ve been told the next 2 – 4 months is the most crucial…. let’s just hope for the best within that period and try to do the needed to make sure the virus doesn’t spread too much

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