Bishop David Oyedepo, the senior pastor of Living Faith Church Worldwide, also known as Winners Chapel, has urged Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu to open churches for weekday services in Lagos State.
Naija News reports that Churches are only opened on Sundays and Mosques on Fridays in Lagos to curb the spread of coronavirus.
Speaking on Sunday during worship service at Canaanland, Ogun State, David Oyedepo described directive to shut down churches during the week as strange.
Bishop Oyedepo said: “I also heard something very strange last night that Lagos churches opens only on Sundays. If I heard well, the markets open every day, public transport opens every day. Is Nigeria still a circular state? Churches in the north open every day.
“My sincere advise to the authority is that please, review your stand. Since the SS3 students resume, is there outbreak? The churches in Kano opens about two months now, is there any outbreak? Kogi opens earlier on, any outbreak? Before the church will turn to somebody’s pocket, it is time for God to act.
“We will keep on hearing from heaven the latest from this altar as God liveth. So I decree the opening of churches for all weekdays in Lagos. A woman said in Ota market, we that go to sell in the market are the ones who come to church to worship.
“I told you sometimes past that I hope this is not an anti-church virus? Not I hope, I said it is an anti-virus. An end has come to every form of assault against the church. Freedom of worship is restored to our nation, from the north to the south, from the east to the west.”