Sanwo-Olu Reveals Age Bracket Who Are Ban From Worship Centres As Lagos Reopens Religious Activities
Lagos state Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu has said those below 15 years of age and above 65 years old should not be allowed into places of worship because they are within those seen to be extremely vulnerable to the pandemic.
The governor stated this will reeling out the guidelines for reopening of religious centers and some businesses in the state.
He said the reopening of churches, mosques and the hospitality business will take effect from June 19.
The governor added that worship centres will, however, only be allowed to conduct services on Sundays for Christians and Fridays for Muslims.
Midweek services and vigils will remain suspended.
He further stressed that hurches and mosques are not expected to operate beyond 40 per cent of their membership while those with large congregation where the members exceed 500, will be permitted to hold more than one service.
Sanwo-Olu also urged all religious houses to adhere strictly to safety measures like fumigating and keeping the premises clean, and making sure that worshipers wear face mask and use of sanitizer.
He added that the Lagos State Safety Commission will register religious centres before opening and inspect their activities to check level of compliance.
He concluded that the state government had the discretion to stop or restrict worship where there is no compliance.