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CAN Hails Reopening of Churches

[22:40, 8/2/2020] Mrs Taiwo: The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) Lagos chapter has hailed the reopening of churches by Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu.

It however told churches to comply with all the regulations on COVID-19 protocols to avoid losing the gains of the partial reopening.

Sanwo-Olu had on Saturday announced the reopening of worship centres in the Lagos from this weekend.

He declared worship centres should operate at 50 percent capacity while observing social distancing and wearing of masks with washing water providers and sanitisers provided for worshippers.

Reacting on Sunday evening, Lagos CAN Chairman, Apostle Alex Bamgbola, in a statement, said the reopening was a loud testimony to the prayers of church leaders.

Bamgbola said: “Yesterday August 1, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, the Lagos State Governor and Incident Commander on Coronavirus pandemic in Lagos State, announced a relaxation of the lockdown on Worship Centres, in Lagos with effect from August 7, 2020. According to the Governor, the encouraging trend of the COVID-19 in our dear State facilitated this decision.

“We must therefore, give thanks and glory to God, for answering our prayers.

“We must also thank our Lord God Jehovah, for giving our dear Governor strength, wisdom, understanding and guidance since the beginning of this dark period in our State and nation.”

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