- Lagos state governor says COVID-19 has shown in reality that Nigerians need to pray
- Babajide Sanwo-Olu disclosed this at an event in Lagos on Monday, September 7
- Stressing the need for Christians to continue praying, the governor said the pandemic is not yet over
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Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos state has said that the reality of the global pandemic called coronavirus showed Nigerians that there was a need for prayers.
According to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), Sanwo-Olu made the statement on Monday, September 7, at the opening ceremony of the Second Session of the 34th Synod of the Diocese of Lagos.
The governor speaking at the event urged everyone to continue to pray for the state and country as we are not yet out of the pandemic
“COVID-19 has shown us in reality that we need to pray. We are not out of it yet, we need to continue to take precautions. Your prayers has really held us all together,” he said.
Sanwo-Olu also sympathised with those who lost a loved one during the pandemic while speaking on the number of cases that are gradually going down in the state.
The Lagos governor went on to note that losing someone is painful and the government will continue to do what is needed to keep people alive.
He, however, appreciated the frontline health workers who had been working tirelessly during the pandemic.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that the general overseer of Living Faith Church Worldwide aka Winners Chapel, Bishop David Oyedepo, said the re-opening of churches played a part in the decrease of COVID-19 infections across Nigeria.
He expressed gratitude to God for the reduction in the number of coronavirus cases.
The man of God disclosed this on Saturday, September 5, during the church’s Covenant Hour of Prayer.
Using Lagos and Ogun states as case study for his assertion, he said COVID-19 had continued to decrease after churches were re-opened.
In a related development, the commissioner for health in Lagos, Professor Akin Abayomi, defeated coronavirus after testing negative on Sunday, August 30.
The good news was announced by the commissioner for information and strategy, Gbenga Omotoso, on Monday, August 31.
Omotoso disclosed that test result conducted on Abayomi by health officials returned negative on Sunday, adding that the commissioner will resume his duties gradually.
He went on to say that the governor of the state, executive council members, civil servants, and well-meaning Lagosians are excited over the new development.
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