NewsOne Nigeria reports that the governor of Lagos State, Nigeria’s commercial city, Babajide Sanwo-Olu says worship centres in the state (Mosques in Lagos, Churches in Lagos ) will reopen effective August 7, 2020.
This online news platform understands that Mosques in Lagos and Churches in Lagos had been shut in the state since March as part of measures to curtail the spread of the novel coronavirus disease.
The development is coming after the Presidential Task Force on Covid-19 had earlier okayed the reopening of churches and mosques in the country but the Lagos State government insisted that worship centres remained shut.
Mosques in Lagos and Churches in Lagos
However, announcing at an ongoing briefing on Saturday, the Lagos state governor said, “Places of worship in Lagos will now be opened from Friday, the 7th of August for our Muslim worshippers, and on Sunday, the 9th of August for our Christian worshippers.”
The announcement is coming after the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) as of Friday night, Lagos has recorded over 15,000 Covid-19 infections and about 200 associated fatalities, the highest by a state in the country.