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COVID-19: Christians comply with Govt’s directive; hold service at home



Churches in Ilorin were under lock and key as no Sunday service was held following the stay-at-home order and Government regulations to suspend religious gatherings to curtail the spread of coronavirus.

Nigeria News Agency Correspondents, who went round the town to observe situations in various Churches confirmed that there was no service held in any Church in Ilorin as worshipers obeyed the restriction order.

NAN reports that the usual large crowd of worshippers was absent in most churches visited on Sunday with security guards at their gates.

Pastor Solomon Ayoola of Christ Grace Church, Olunlade Area, Ilorin, said members complied with the Government order to suspend gatherings in religious houses.

“We pass the message across to members and they totally comply to worship at home.

“We need to respect the directive of the government and stay safe to avoid the spread of the deadly virus,” he said.

A security man at the Glory Assembly, Offa garage, Ilorin, Mr Babatunde Jimoh said he had been less busy since morning as he was yet to sight any church member.

“Nobody has come to disturb me since, which is very unusual on Sundays.

“We are used to seeing people flocking in every Sunday, but today, it is a different case,” he said.

Mrs Jumoke Ojo, a member of CAC Alabunkun, Ita Alamu, Ilorin, said members were advised to worship in their home.

“Baba Adio advised us to stay indoor and pray to God. Everybody is ready to do what is good for the country and ensure our own safety as well,” she said.

A member of Winners Chapel, Offa Garage, Kolapo Samuel, said he missed Sunday service as the day was boring to him.

“I really missed the lively atmosphere. It’s hard, but we cannot do anything than to stay at home and call on Jesus Christ to deliver us from the deadly virus,” he said.

NAN reports that Churches like CAC Alabunkun, Living Faith Church (Winners Chapel) in Offa garage, Deeper Life church, Olunlade and 5thECWA Church, Ita Isa, were all under lock and key as Christians observed the Sunday worship from their home.

Edited By: Abiodun Esan/Felix Ajide


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