CAN calls on Lagos State Government to reopen churches


The Christian Association of Nigeria has called on the Lagos State Government to reopen churches in the state.

The Christian body also asked the Ogun State Government as well as other states yet to do so to reopen worship centres, saying, the continued lockdown order on the places of worship was no longer acceptable and reasonably justified.

This was contained in a statement issued on Tuesday by Adebayo Oladeji, Special Assistant on Media and Communications to CAN President, Samson Ayokunle.

The Federal Government had in March ordered the closure of religious centres as part of measures to curb the spread of the coronavirus disease.

But CAN argued that despite the directive on the reopening of religious centres in the country by the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, the states were yet to comply.

The apex Christian association in the country said while scientists and researchers were working to produce a vaccine for the COVID-19, the church had spiritual role to play in the fight against the pandemic.