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The Lagos State governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu on Saturday approved the full reopening of Churches, Mosques, and other worship centers in the state.

Sanwo-Olu announced the approval during a briefing in Lagos on Saturday. The governor said mosques can hold their prayers five daily prayers while churches can also commence weekly services. He, however, warned that the safety protocols released by the government must be strictly adhered to.

The governor advised citizens not to let down their guide against the pandemic, urging them to act responsibly by maintaining the required levels of hygiene.

“The Lagos State Government, like the Federal Government, is committed to continuing the maintenance of a fine balance between the safety of lives and the sustenance of livelihoods.

“We will continue to make adjustments as required, but the gradual resumption of social, educational, and economic activity must never be taken as an excuse to let down our guard against the pandemic,” the governor said.

Worship centres in the state had been shut since March as part of measures to contain the spread of COVID-19. The governor, however, on Friday, August 7 allowed mosques and churches to commence their Friday and Sunday services only.

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