Lagos State Government orders Churches and Mosques to suspend cross over vigils and events
In view of the coming new year celebration, the Lagos State Government have directed all churches and mosques to suspend night services and cross over vigils and events this year.
The statement was issued by the Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu on Thursday while briefing reporters at the State House in Marina, Lagos.
Governor Sanwo-Olu explained that due to the second wave of COVID-29 spewing, the emergency required to tame the pandemic would not permit public gatherings and crowding, especially in yuletide when religious centres would be holding services and vigils. According to him, the curfew imposed by the Federal Government between midnight and 4am daily would be enforced.
“All over the world, Christmas period is associated with gathering, merriment and travelling, which all, sadly, contribute to the spread of the virus.
“We must now seek to minimise as much of these activities as we can, at this time. Let this Christmas be a period of sober reflection.”
“The quicker we are able to tame this raging virus, through responsible behaviour, the higher the likelihood that we will enjoy the year 2021 that is not as restrictive and challenging as 2020.
“By acting responsibly, we are not doing only ourselves a favour; we are doing other people a favour as well, especially those among us who are elderly or medically vulnerable”.