Following the rising number of confirmed COVID19 cases, the Lagos State government has asked all churches in the state to suspend all-night services, including vigils and crossover services.
As a tradition, Christians across the world usually converge in churches on December 31 at about midnight to pray and usher in the new year.
Speaking to reporters at the State House in Marina, Lagos today December 24, Governor Sanwo-Olu said the curfew imposed by the Federal Government between midnight and 4am daily is still in place and that it doesn’t give room for churches to conduct crossover services.
He appealed to all churches to respect the curfew and have their members pray in their homes.
“There are not meant to be any gathering. The curfew set by the NCDC (Nigeria Centre for Disease Control) and the PTF (Presidential Task Force on COVID-19) is still active. There is a national curfew from 12 midnight to 4am and that has to be respected. No night vigils in any form.
Source: Linda Ikeji