There are moves going on by Lagos State government to ask religious leaders to stop Friday (Juma’at) and Sunday service.
Commissioner for Information, Mr Gbenga Omotosho, disclosed this in Lagos, saying the move was aimed at curtailing the dreaded coronavirus, currently ravaging the nation.
Omotosho at a briefing on Wednesday said the religious leaders will be advised to shut down services in the interest of the public.
He said this a few hours after Lagos recorded its seventh coronavirus case.
“We are all aware that the Federal Government asked the National Youth Service Corps to shut down orientation camps; yesterday (Tuesday) the Commissioner for Home Affairs said there will be a meeting with religious leaders today (Wednesday).
“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.