Sanwo-Olu to religious leaders: sensitise adherents to obey safety measures

Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu, at the weekend urged religious leaders to sensitise residents on measures to curb the spread of coronavirus and stay safe.

He said their role is very vital because many of the residents in the state worship under them either as Muslims or Christians and they could help contain community transmission of COVID-19.

The governor made the appeal in the first ever virtual meeting he held with religious leaders in the State.

He briefed the leaders on efforts of his Administration since the coronavirus pandemic landed in Nigeria on February 29th, 2020, making Lagos State the epicentre of the Coronavirus.

Welcoming the religious leaders to the meeting, the governor described the pandemic as a global scourge. He observed that sadly, the Lenten and Ramadan seasons have also fallen under the lockdown period.

The Chairman of Christian Association of Nigeria-CAN, Lagos State Branch, Apostle (Prof.) Alexander Bamgbola, thanked the Governor for being proactive, dogged and pragmatic in his approach to the situation which he believes has saved so many lives and promised on behalf of Christian faithful in the State to continue to support efforts of government in sensitisation and enlightenment.

Speaking on behalf of the lslamic and Muslim leaders, the Grand Chief Imam of Lagos, Sheik (Engr.) Suleiman Abu-Nolla, described this period as a time of collective survival, when all religions must put everything to work in order to ensure survival of all.

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