The founder and president of the Synagogue Church Of All Nations (SCOAN), Prophet T.B. Joshua said, “God hasn’t instructed me to reopened church” resume on Sunday despite the Lagos government lifts bans on worshipping centers in the state.
He made this statement on a live telecast, saying: “Good morning, and win today! Following the announcement that church services will resume in Lagos on August 9 – that is, this coming Sunday – I wish to commend the authorities for their efforts so far.
“However, having heard from the authorities, we are now waiting to hear from God. Please be assured that as soon as we hear from God, we will inform you when our services will resume. Emmanuel – God is with us.”
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The Federal Government placed a ban on religious gatherings last March to limit the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic.
It relaxed the ban on June 2 but granted states the discretion for local implementation of the order.
Lagos State, the epicenter of the virus in Nigeria, with 15,355 of the country’s 44,433 confirmed cases, deferred the ban relaxation.
Speaking via SCOAN’s Emmanuel TV, the clergyman commended Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu’s decision to reopen places of worship.
He, however, urged his followers should still stay-at-home and watch live services online until God speaks with him. Promise to use this medium to tells them when the physical services will starts properly.