In compliance with restrictions introduced by the State Government, the founder and presiding Bishop of the megachurch Faith Tabernacle, and Living Faith Church Worldwide, David Oyedepo, has suspended Sunday services in Cannaanland, as well as Church services nationwide.
This came even as he indefinitely postponed the Mothers’ Day Celebration earlier scheduled for Sunday, 22nd March.
In a memo by the Church First Vice President, David O. Abioye, it stated that, “In View of the spread of Corona Virus (COVID-19) pandemic across the globe which has necessitated temporary shut down of activities across Nigeria by the Nigerian government, Our Sunday services will not Hold in Cannaanland. To this note, all members and Zonal centres are advised to get prepared as our services will be conducted at our various viewing centers.
“All Stations are hereby informed that the Mothers’ Day Celebration earlier scheduled for Sunday, 22nd March is hereby postponed indefinitely.
“Furthermore, all Stations are to comply with any restriction introduced by the government of their Nation, so as not to be seen as contravening the laws of the Land.
“Meanwhile, Church members should be admonished to take advantage of the various online primary links and other social media platforms to watch services in their homes while the situation subsists, believing that an end has come to the spread in the name of Jesus. Amen!
“We should also encourage members to continue to engage the various mysteries of the kingdom to provoke our Covenant of Exemption (Psa. 91:10),” the memo reads.