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Lagos Chief Imam asks Muslims not to open mosques

Lagos Chief Imam, Sheikh Sulaimon Oluwatoyin Abou-Nolla, has told Muslims in the state not to open mosques yet.

Sheikh Abou-Nolla stated that the position of the Muslim community in Lagos state is continued closure of the mosques, since the COVID-19 cases which was reason for its closure still continue to rise by the day.

Though, Lagos State has permitted worship centres to reopen from June 19, but Abou-Nolla said there was no basis for the reopening of the religious centres going by the increasing figures of the COVID-19 index cases.

He urged government not to rush to opening religious centres now.

“The mosque should still be closed because the number of index cases is still on the rise. They should not open Mosques for now.

“The government should not rush to open religious centres since the reason for their closure has not been defeated,” Sheikh Abou-Nolla said.

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