By Victor Akuma
The Lagos state government has placed temporary ban on religious gatherings in the state with over 50 people to contain the spread of coronavirus.
The move comes as Nigeria confirmed five new cases of the killer virus on Wednesday. Of the five new confirmed cases, four were recorded in Lagos while one was recorded in Ekiti State.
The State Commissioner for Home Affairs, Prince Anofiu Elegu, who disclosed this on Wednesday during a meeting with religious leaders, said the move has become essential to check the spread of the pandemic.
The meeting which held at the Bagauda Kaltho Press Centre in Alausa, Ikeja, had in attendance various Christian and Muslim bodies.
Among those present at the meeting include Apostle Alexander Bamgbola the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) President in the state and Sheikh Oluwatoyin Abou-Nolla the state Chief Imam.