Senior Pastors of Daystar Christian Centre Sam and Nike Adeyemi have said that their church will stay shut despite the Lagos State Government giving the nod for religious centres to open.
The clerics stated their position in a statement on Friday.
Churches in the state have been shut since March over the coronavirus pandemic, with popular preachers such as Bishop David Oyedepo attacking the government for the prolonged closure of churches.
However, the couple who co-founded Daystar Christian Centre in 1995 said they would continue to hold online services until it is safe to reopen their expansive auditorium located in the Oregun area of Lagos as well as others outlets around the country.
“We are aware of the Lagos State Government’s announcement that churches can resume physical services from 9th August 2020. We thank God for the progress made so far by the federal and state governments, the NCDC and our frontline health workers. However, the leadership of Daystar Christian Centre has resolved NOT to open her worship centres for physical gathering on the immediate,” the statement read.
“Daystar Christian Centre will continue to hold her services online exclusively pending further review. We look forward to the resumption of physical services in a safe environment. We urge our members and friends to join us on all our online platforms for life-transforming services.
“God’s mercy that has preserved us thus far will cause this plague to pass over our families, nations and planet in Jesus’ name. Amen!”