The Christian Association of Nigeria has directed worship centres to respect authorities’ directives as regards banning of cross-over services.
President of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Rev Samson Ayokunle, issued the order in a statement Tuesday evening.
He urged churches to strictly adhere to COVID-19 as issued by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) and state governments.
Acccording to Ayokunle, CAN fully understands the unfortunate state the coronavirus pandemic has caused worldwide.
“This caused some state governments to place a total ban on crossover night service and we are not happy that we would not be able to enter into the New Year prayerfully in joint fellowship with our brothers and sisters.
“We, however, urge you all to abide by the directives of each state government on this so as to prevent the spread of the infection.
“There is no sacrifice that is too much in order to put an end to the pandemic once and for all. One thing that is certain is that the end of COVID-19 is here at last in the mighty Name of Jesus Christ.”
Ayokunle added that in such states where cross-over has been banned, services should end by 11:00pm at most.
“It is a passing phase and this too shall pass away in Jesus Name. Very soon, the pandemic will become history and we will return to our usual routine services in Jesus Name