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Congressional Worship: Churches in Oyo State are ready to comply with govt guidelines- CAN Chairman, Pastor Akanmu

Pastor Benjamin O. Akanmu

By 'Gbenga Bankole

The Chairman of Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Oyo State Chapter, Pastor Benjamin O. Akanmu has said churches were ready to comply with precautionary measures and guidelines the state government might issue in order to start holding services.


Pastor Akanmu, who is also the DCC Superintendent of Christ Apostolic Church, Yemetu DCC, Ibadan, said this in an interview with Guardian Newspaper.


The Cleric who spoke while reacting to the continued ban on religious gatherings in the state, urged the government to reconsider the decision.


“My reaction to the continued ban on religious activities is in two ways. The first is the church wishes to begin services. The Bible says the prayer of the righteous is effectual. We can use prayers to correct what is not good. That is one part on congregating. The Bible says those who call upon the Lord shall be saved. How can those who don’t call on him be saved?


“The other part is fear on the part of the leaders; the fear of those who have been infected not to infect others. That may be the fear of the government. But the Bible says we should take our fears to God. Our advice is that if they give us conditions on precautionary measures, we can easily comply,” he said.

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