All Lagos cross-over services to close by 11pm – CAN

Lagos State chapter of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has directed all churches in the state to close cross-over services by 11pm on December 31, 2020.

Lagos CAN chairman Bishop Stephen Adegbite stated this at a media briefing on Monday.

The association refuted reports that it was at loggerheads with the state government over the timing for cross-over services.

The state government had ordered churches to “respect” the 12am to 4am curfew which is in place in the state to check the spread of COVID-19.

“As part of our responsibility as a law abiding organisation and in response to the appeal made to us by the State Government, we hereby direct that all churches should ensure their services on 31st of December, 2020 end at 11:00pm so as to allow attendees get to their respective homes and places of rest on or before 12:00 midnight when the curfew will start,” Adegbite said.

He added that the body is making arrangements for live TV broadcast that would begin at 11:30pm and end at 12:30 am for people to join from home.