Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos has warned churches to respect the 12 am to 4 am curfew imposed by the Federal Government as Crossover Services holds on December 31, 2020.
Naija News reports that the governor gave the warning while speaking to newsmen on Thursday at the State House in Marina, Lagos.
Governor Sanwo-Olu asked clerics to ensure their followers observe the protocols put in place to curb the spread of COVID-19 as the country battles the second wave of the pandemic.
Recall that the Governor Rotimi Akeredolu-led Ondo State government has canceled Cross Over services in the state.
The government warned that no church service organized in respect of the new year celebration must exceed 10 pm until further notice.
“On the issue of religious services, note that there is a national curfew in place, and the state is bound by the principles of that curfew.”
“Therefore, churches and mosques are not permitted in line with that curfew to hold any service beyond 10:00 pm,” the statement read in part.
Meanwhile, the Lagos State Governor has also recovered from COVID-19 after spending 12-days in self-isolation following a positive test.
The development was disclosed by the Governor’s Chief Press Secretary, Gboyega Akosile, on Thursday afternoon.
“Governor of Lagos State, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu tests negative to COVID-19. Now out of isolation,” Akosile tweeted with a video showing as the governor stepped out to address the press at the State House in Marina.