Lagos State government has warned worship centers in the state not to abandon the covid – 19 protocols as the battle against covid – 19 is not yet won, insisting  that the government may be forced to sanction any religious house that failed to obey or comply with the regulations to combat COVID-19.

This was made known yesterday  by  the state Commissioner for Home Affairs, Prince Anofiu Elegushi at the  2020 International Day for Tolerance, in Lagos. Speaking at the event, the commissioner urged worship centers in the state to adherence to the safety protocols of Covid-19 to avoid another spike in the pandemic.

In his words, he said “At this juncture, let me reiterate and admonish our beloved people not to relent supporting and understanding the efforts of the Lagos State Government, we should not let down our guards, as it is not yet “Uhuru.”

“The battle against this dreaded virus is yet to be over. All guidelines and safety protocols of militating against the COVlD-19 should still be stringently adhered to.

“We are all aware that some countries such as the United States of America, the United Kingdom and France, among others, are currently experiencing the second wave of the virus. We cannot afford to allow this to happen. I beseech us to continue to use our face masks, wash our hands frequently and maintain social distance in public places while also using alcohol-based hand sanitisers from time to time to combat infection or transmission. I believe together, we shall overcome the scourge.”

He also called on the residents to eschew violence and tolerate one another in order to continue to enjoy peaceful coexistence, claiming that the state has faced several health and economic challenges at this time, but God has been benevolent to Nigeria generally and Lagos State in particular.