COVID-19: Lagos State Government Ban Crossover night By Churches.
Cross overnight becomes a nightmare, as the Lagos State government has asked all churches in the state to suspend all vigils and crossover services, following the rising number of confirmed COVID19 cases in the state.
It has become a ritual for Christians worldwide to converge in churches on December 31 at about midnight to pray and usher in the new year.
While addressing the press at the State House in Marina, Lagos, on Friday, Governor Sanwo-Olu explained that the Federal Government's curfew between midnight and 4 am daily is still in place and that it doesn't give room for churches to conduct crossover services this year.
He has asked all churches to respect the curfew and have their members pray in their respective homes.
The Governor further explained that "All over the world, the Christmas period is associated with gathering, merriment, and traveling, which all, sadly, contribute to the spread of the virus. We must now seek to minimize as much of these activities as we can at this time. Let this Christmas be a period of sober reflection.
"The quicker we can tame this raging virus, through responsible behavior, the higher the likelihood that we will enjoy the year 2021 that is not as restrictive and challenging as 2020.
"By acting responsibly, we are not doing only ourselves a favour; we are doing other people a favour as well, especially those