Lagos State Government on Wednesday said it will ask religious leaders to stop Friday Juma’at prayers and Sunday services, in order to prevent the spread of coronavirus in the state.
The Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Gbenga Omotosho, stated this at a news briefing on Covid-19.
He said religious leaders will be advised to shut down services in the interest of the public.
“We are all aware that the Federal Government asked the National Youth Service Corps to shut down orientation camps, yesterday the Commissioner for Home Affairs said there will be a meeting with religious leaders today.
“It is going to be suggested to them to maybe stop Friday and Sunday services – wherever we have large gatherings.
“Going by the new development, I am sure they will be advised to shut down the services in the interest of the public and all of us. I am sure they are going to comply,” Omotosho said.