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According to Ayokunle, the relaxation of lockdown had seen the country witnessed more COVID-19 infection.

He said that “the church needs to work out limit right now so that we may not naively and overzealously plunge our members right into regrettable devastation and grief.”

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COVID-19: Why Place of Worships will remain shut – CAN

This was contained in an announcement personally signed by CAN President, Rev. Supo Ayokunle, on Friday.

Ayokunle, therefore, advised “all churches to stay closed because the day-to-day increasing infected individuals in Nigeria threatens for the survival of us all.”

It is like using medicine after death! Moreover, the church is more organised and a place of healing,” part of the statement read.

The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has maintained that churches will closed, regardless of increased pressure from leaders and members.

Champions for the reopening of worship centres suggest that if people had contracted the infection in the markets and other places, shutting the church from worshipping becomes unreasonable!

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