David Oyedepo, the Presiding Bishop of Living Faith Church Worldwide, has decreed that the Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, should allow churches to also open on weekdays in the state.
Following directive by the Lagos State Government, churches in Lagos are allowed to open open only on Sundays while gatherings in mosques are allowed on Fridays only.
During a worship service at Canaanland, Ogun State, on Sunday, Oyedepo berated the Lagos State Government for not allowing churches to open on weekdays, a move he describing it as strange.
The popular clergyman said:
I also heard something very strange last night that Lagos churches opens only on Sundays. If I heard well, the markets open every day, public transport opens every day. Is Nigeria still a secular state? Churches in the north open every day.
My sincere advise to the authority is that please, review your stand. Since the SS3 students resumed, is there outbreak? The churches in Kano opens about two months now, is there any outbreak? Kogi opened earlier on, any outbreak? Before the church will turn to somebody’s pocket, it is time for God to act.
We will keep on hearing from heaven the latest from this altar as God liveth. So I decree the opening of churches for all weekdays in Lagos. A woman said in Ota market, we that go to sell in the market are the ones who come to church to worship.
I told you sometimes past that I hope this is not an anti-church virus? Not I hope, I said it is an anti-virus. An end has come to every form of assault against the church. Freedom of worship is restored to our nation, from the north to the south, from the east to the west.
Recall that Oyedepo had several weeks ago criticized governments at the state and federal level for locking churches while markets were allowed to open.