- Pastor Enoch Adeboye will not be in church on Sunday, June 21
- The RCCG general overseer explained that this is because he is above 65 years which is the age limit according to federal government protocol due to COVID-19
- The cleric also disclosed that his grandchildren are not up to 15 years, and as such, he will be operating online
Despite the reopening of churches approved by the federal government beginning from Sunday, June 21, Pastor Enoch Adeboye of The Redeemed Christian Church of God, has said that he will keep operating online.
Adeboye informed members of the church on Dove TV on Sunday, June 14, this decision by both himself and his wife, Foluke, is influenced by the fact that they are observing the government's protocols for the resumption of public gathering.
The cleric said that being that he and his wife are above 65 years old and their grandchildren are under 15 years, they will be operating online.
He stated: “But as you gather together in all those places where you are free to gather, please remember those of us who cannot gather with you yet.
"People like me and my wife cannot gather with you in Lagos because we are over 65 years of age and my grandchildren cannot gather with you yet because they are under 15 years of age."
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that Pastor Tunde Bakare, the general overseer of the Citadel Global Community Church otherwise known as Latter Rain Assembly, had revealed why he had no plan to commence worship services. any time soon.
Bakare explained that this is because as understood in a meeting between himself and the governor of Lagos, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, the cases of coronavirus both in the state and the country as a whole might increase.
Although the cleric pointed out that a building, not the church, can be shut by the government, he disclosed that normal programmes might be delayed until September or even December 2020.
Responding to questions from journalists on the issue on Sunday, June 14, Bakare said: “We are not opening till the coast is clear.”
Before this, Legit.ng had reported that Lagos had finally bowed to the pressure of the people and reopened all religious centres across the state following two months abstention geared at stemming the spread of the Covid-19 scourge.
The decision, of course, came as a pleasant shock because Governor Babajide Olusola Sanwo-Olu announced the ban lift on mosques and churches barely seventy-two (72) hours after the state government restrained the ban.
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