Cross-over services: CAN directs Lagos churches to close by 11 pm

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In deference to the state government’s directive that churches should suspend crossover services and vigils to stem the surge in the spread of Covid-19 in the state, the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Lagos State chapter has directed all churches in the state to close their cross-over services by 11 pm on December 31, 2020.

The state also announced a 12am to 4am curfew as part of measures to curb the spread of COVID-19 in the state.

This was contained in a statement signed by the Lagos State CAN chairman, Bishop Steven Adegbite.

Reacting to the order, CAN in its statement said, “As part of our responsibility as a law-abiding organisation and in response to the appeal made to us by the State Government, we hereby direct that all churches should ensure their services on 31st of December, 2020 end at 11:00 pm so as to allow attendees get to their respective homes and places of rest on or before 12:00 midnight when the curfew will start.”

CAN assured the government that “Christians will continue to be a strong partner in the quest to see that the spread of COVID-19 does not happen and that it becomes a thing of the past within the shortest time possible.”

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