The Christian Association of Nigeria sent a message to the Lagos Government as they demand all churches across the state to reopen.
CAN also want Ogun State Government as well as many states yet to do so to reopen churches.
“the continued lockdown order on the places of worship is no longer acceptable and reasonably justified” Rev (Dr) Samson said.
This was reportedly included in a statement issued by Adebayo Oladeji on Tuesday.
Recall that the Federal Government in March instructed all religious centres to shut down so as to contain the spread of coronavirus.
Be that as it may, CAN want all worship centres to return to action since citizens are now allowed to go to offices and market places.
CAN issued a statement which reads,
“Reopen All Churches Now: Enough is Enough – CAN” partly read, “Despite the directive given by the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 with regards to the re-opening of places of worship nationwide, some states like Lagos and Ogun are yet to allow worship places, especially churches, to be reopened. What sin have the places of worship committed?
“With the sudden emergence of the coronavirus pandemic, the leadership of the Christian Association of Nigeria at all levels, agreed with the government on the need to close down the places of worship, economy, schools and every other facet of life.
“But with the reopening of the economy, especially the markets (both organised and the unorganised markets) along with the plan to reopen airports and schools, the closure of churches anywhere in the country is no longer tenable and acceptable. In what way are the opened and roadside markets more organised than the church which warranted their opening?
“Is it not our members in the places of worship that do go to markets and other sectors opened? Why are they allowed to go to markets and disallowed from going to places of worship? Is it because the marketers cannot contact the virus in the markets and airports?”