Lagos State chapter of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has hailed the reopening of churches by Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu.
The body appealed to churches to comply with all the regulations on COVID-19 protocols.
The governor on Saturday approved the reopening of worship centers.
Sanwo-Olu declared that they must operate at 50 percent capacity and observe social distancing.
Lagos CAN Chairman, Apostle Alex Bamgbola, in a statement on Sunday, said the reopening was a loud testimony to the prayers of church leaders.
He said: “According to the Governor, the encouraging trend of the COVID-19 in our dear State facilitated this decision. We must 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”.
Bamgbola warned that the battle against coronavirus was not over and urged Christians to continue to obey government’s directives.
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He noted that by the reopening, the government was putting a great responsibility upon the church in Lagos State.
“We must recognise that the coronavirus pandemic is still lingering. All Christian worship centres in the State must be fully prepared and in full compliance before Sunday, August 9, 2020,” he stated.
He advocated proper monitoring and supervision by each denomination to ensure full compliance of guidelines.
This, the CAN leader added, would avoid sanctions by the Lagos State Government.