You cannot re-open Church centres now, CAN tells agitators

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The President of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Rev. Supo Ayokunle has kicked against the call for re-opening of Churches when the pandemic is still on the increase.

Ayokunle gave this admonition on Friday in a statement he personally signed. He said despite increased pressure from Church leaders and members for the reopening of the Churches centres, the centres will still remain closed.

According to Ayokunle, the relaxation of lockdown had seen the country witnessed more coronavirus infection.

“Champions for the reopening of worship centres argue that if people had contracted the virus in the markets and other places, closing the church from worshipping becomes unreasonable!

Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN)
Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN)

“It is like using medicine after death! Furthermore, the church is more organised and a place of healing,” the statement read in part.

Ayokunle, therefore, urged “all churches to remain closed because the daily increasing infected people in Nigeria is dangerous for the survival of us all.”

CAN was of the opinion that “the church needs to exercise restrain at this time so that we might not naively and overzealously plunge our members into regrettable destruction and sorrow.”

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