- The leadership of CAN has declared Sunday 22 and 29 March as days of prayers against the coronavirus pandemic in Nigeria and globally
- The religious body asked Christians to pray for God to stop the spread of coronavirus in Nigeria and all over the world
- CAN also called for prayers for God to protect Nigerians from the disease and heal those who have been infected already
The leadership of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has declared Sunday 22 and 29 March, as days of prayers against the coronavirus pandemic in Nigeria and globally.
Rev Samson Ayokunle, the president of CAN, in a statement directed churches in Nigeria to observe date set aside for prayers, PR Nigeria.
The religious body asked Christians to pray for God to stop the spread of coronavirus in Nigeria and all over the world.
CAN also urged churches to pray for God to protect Nigerians from this disease and heal those who have been infected already
CAN advised churches to strictly follow the guidelines for combating COVID-19 in all their gatherings as are trusting God for victory over the plague.
Meanwhile, Daystar Church has suspended physical gathering for service following a recent directive from the Lagos state government.
The government had announced the restriction of public gatherings for religious activities with more than 50 worshippers as a way to curtail the spread of coronavirus in Nigeria's megacity.
A statement signed by senior pastors of the church, Sam and Nike Adeyemi stated that from the weekend of March 21, Daystar Christian Centre will not hold a physical gathering for worshippers at any of our locations in Oregun, Lekki, Ikorodu and Badagry centres till further notice.
The Daystar experience will henceforth hold online on Saturdays (6 pm), Sundays (7 am, 8.45 am, 10.30 am, 12.15 pm) and Wednesdays (6 pm) only on these platforms.
In another report, the general overseer of Mountain of Fire and Miracles Ministries, Pastor Daniel Olukoya, has closed down churches in Lagos and Ogun states and declared 30-day fasting.
This directive was in response to the coronavirus pandemic that the world is currently battling with.
Legit.ng gathers that the church was complying with the directives of the Lagos and Ogun states governments banning all religious meetings and gatherings of more than fifty worshippers as an urgent measure taken to curtail coronavirus.
According to a statement by MFM, no services, including deliverance ministrations must hold in any of its branches at all levels in the affected states till further notice.
The 30-day personal prayers by members will begin from Sunday, March 22 to Monday, April 20.
Still on health, the Kaduna state government has restricted large gatherings, religious services and social events in the state.
Though Kaduna state has not recorded any case of Covid-19, the state government said it is putting in place the measures to reduce the chance of the disease taking root and spreading in the state.
Governor Nasir El-Rufai, in a statement made available by his media aide, Muyiwa Adekeye, said Imams are advised not to hold Juma’at services today, Friday, March 20.
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