- David Oyedepo has called for the reopening of churches in Lagos during weekdays
- Oyedepo urged Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu to review his stand and allow churches to operate apart from weekends
- The cleric said that this is the practice now in other Nigerian states without any consequence amid coronavirus
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Bishop David Oyedepo of the Living Faith Church Worldwide has reacted to the delay in the reopening of churches in Lagos on weekdays.
During a service in Canaanland in Ogun state on Sunday, August 16, Oyedepo expressed surprise that churches in the northern part of Nigeria operate on weekdays except in Lagos, PM News reports.
The cleric said that since there was no outbreak of coronavirus in the state after the resumption of schools for transitional students, the governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, should review his decision and do the needful.
He said: “My sincere advice to the authority is that please, review your stand. Since the SS3 students resume, is there an outbreak?
"The churches in Kano opens about two months now, is there any outbreak? Kogi opens earlier on, any outbreak?"
Based on this position, Oyedepo decreed that all churches be reopened on weekdays throughout the state.
He proclaimed: "So I decree the opening of churches for all weekdays in Lagos. A woman said in Ota market, we that go to sell in the market are the ones who come to church to worship."
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that Oyedepo had reacted to the reopening of churches in Lagos and Ogun state amidst the coronavirus pandemic in Nigeria.
Oyedepo believes that the decision of both state governments signalled the defeat of the devil.
The famous Nigerian Christian cleric stated that the time of victory is now and that the devil is weary having lost the battle shamefully.
He said: “The laughter has begun; the devil is tired, the devil is weary. By next Sunday (9th August), all the churches in Lagos are opened.
“The devil is tired. Why fight a battle you know you can’t win? Can any man win against God? Can any authority win against God? Shame on the devil!"
Also, Legit.ng reported that Pastor Tunde Bakare, the general overseer of the Citadel Global Community Church (CGCC), formerly known as the Latter Rain Assembly had faulted the reopening of churches by the Lagos state government.
In March 2020, Lagos state placed a ban on religious gathering to check the spread of coronavirus.
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