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COVID-19: Adeboye backs lockdown extension


General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), Pastor Enoch Adeboye has supported extension of lockdown of worship centres over Covid-19.

Adeboye, who is the General Overseer of RCCG said the church would abide by the rules issued by the government.

He spoke while delivering a televised message at the July Holy Ghost Service of the church titled: ‘Let there be light 7’.

Papa G.O. as he is popularly referred to said the church would come out victorious at the end of the lockdown.

He assured Christians that the lockdown would turn out to be a time of greater blessings.

He said: “If people know that this lockdown will lead to greater achievement and prosperity, they will embrace it with joy.

“God has been closer to someone more in this lockdown than ever.”

It could be recalled that governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos said worship centres in the state will remain shut until further notice.

Sanwo-Olu during a briefing at Alausa Ikeja, also stated that all restrictions applying to mass gatherings will remain in force.

He also announced that social and events centres as well as social clubs will also remain closed.

He, however, added that the decision only applies only to day schooling.”

This was part of measures to curb the spread of COVID-19 in the state.

Adeboye, had said he, his wife and grandchildren would stay away from church services in Lagos in line with COVID-19 prevention protocols.

He said he would continue preaching online.

Adeboye backed the government’s protocol on reopening of worship centres.

He told members to resume worship from Sunday in places where the law permitted them to do so.

Speaking during a service aired on Dove Television, he said: “We want to thank the Almighty God that some of us will begin to gather again as from Sunday.

“I believe that some of you are already gathering in some parts of the world and we believe that you will now begin to enjoy the power of corporate prayers once again.

“But as you gather together in all those places where you are free to gather, please remember those of us who cannot gather with you yet.

“People like me and my wife cannot gather with you in Lagos because we are over 65 years of age and my grandchildren cannot gather with you yet because they are under 15 years of age.

“So, remember us in prayers, so that very soon, we will be able to join you,” he said.

Meanwhile, the federal government had ordered partial lockdown ease of worship centres across the country, amid the pandemic.

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