President, Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN, Rev Samson Ayokunle, has asked the state governments in the country to reopen churches.
Ayokunle stated that the continued lockdown order on the places of worship was no longer acceptable and justifiable.
The CAN President in a statement on Tuesday by his spokesman, Mr. Bayo Oladeji, he decried that despite the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 directive, states like Lagos and Ogun still did not adhere to the instruction.
“What sin have the places of worship committed?” Ayokunle queried.
The body recalled that when coronavirus broke out, it agreed with the government on the need to close down the places of worship, schools and others.
CAN said with the reopening of the economy, some markets, airports and schools, the closure of churches anywhere must end.
According to him, “Is it not our members in the places of worship that go to markets and other sectors? Is it that people cannot contract the virus in the markets and airports?”
CAN reminded the authorities that the Church too has a role to play by seeking for divine solutions as well.