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Coronavirus: Daystar will not open despite government order – Pastor Sam Adeyemi




The senior pastors of Daystar Christian Centre, Sam and Nike Adeyemi, have reacted to the reopening of churches order by the Lagos state government.


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In a statement from the church that was released on Friday, August 7, titled, ‘Update On Resumption Of Physical Services’, the pastors said congregational worship will not resume on Sunday, August 9, as announced by the state government.


The couple went on to state that online services would continue to hold until it is safe to reopen their auditorium in Lagos and other areas around the country.


The statement reads in part: “We are aware of the Lagos State Government’s announcement that churches can resume physical services from 9th August 2020. We thank God for the progress made so far by the federal and state governments, the NCDC and our frontline health workers.


How the leadership of Daystar Christian Centre has resolved NOT to open her worship centres for physical gathering on the immediate. Daystar Christian Centre will continue to hold her services online exclusively pending further review.”

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Recall that the Lagos state government finally approved the partial reopening of worship centres after months of closure due to Covid-19.


According to the government’s directive, mosques are to reopen for Jumat services starting from Friday, August 7, while churches reopen on Sunday, August 9.