COVID-19: Muslim clerics back govt

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The Islamic body of Ulamahs today endorses the Lagos State Government’s decision to restrict religious gatherings to 20 people or less in all worship centres in the state.

This acceptance was made known on Wednesday at a meeting held with Prince Olanrewaju Anofiu Elegushi, the Commissioner for Home Affairs in his office at Alausa.

Speaking on behalf of the Body of Muslim Clerics, Sheu Muhzinu Ajagbemokeferi, said the decision of the state government could not have come at a better time considering the devastating effect of the coronavirus all over the world.

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While attesting that the Holy Quran supports the move of the government to avoid the spread of the disease amongst worshippers in Lagos, promises their total support for the State’s suspension of large religious gatherings.

Earlier, the Commissioner had informed the body that, government’s directive is to safeguard the lives of its citizens while all efforts are geared towards stemming the spread of the disease in Lagos.