The Lagos state is currently considering suspending church and mosque services over coronavirus disease.
Disclosing this on Wednesday, Commissioner for Information, Mr Gbenga Omotosho said that with the confirmation of five new cases of COVID19 in Nigeria, the Lagos state government may consider halting Friday and Sunday services.
Speaking at the briefing in Lagos, he said the state government will advise religious leaders to stop Fridays and Sundays services.
Omotosho said the religious leaders will be advised to shut down services in the interest of the public.
“We are all aware that the Federal Government asked NYSC to shut down camps; yesterday the Commissioner for Home Affairs said today (Wednesday) there will be a meeting religious leaders where they will be counselled on how to handle this matter and 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.