Christians and Islamic leaders in Lagos State have started announcing drastic changes to their programmes incompliance with the ban the Governor Babajide Sanwo–Olu administration imposed on religious gatherings involving more than 50 people.
Leaders of the various denominations of churches yesterday instructed their clerics to comply strictly with the directive just as many Islamic faithful in the state stayed away from the Friday Jumaat service.
Many event planners and event centres have also begun to cancel programmes they had earlier booked for in compliance with the directive.
Many mosques which before now entertained large crowds of worshippers were not open for the weekly special service. From Mushin to Oshodi, Surulere, Eti-Osa and Ikorodu, many Muslims stayed away from the mosques for the Jumat Service.
Both the mosque at the Lagos State Secretariat, Alausa, Ikeja and the one at the Old Secretariat, GRA, Ikeja were shut down. The Lagos State House of Assembly mosque was also shut.