The General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, Pastor Enoch Adeboye, held virtual service on Sunday, thereby complying with the orders of state governments and the Federal Capital Territory Administration banning gatherings of over 50 persons per time.
The PUNCH reports that Pastor Sam Adeyemi of Daystar Christian Centre also conducted online services on Saturday evening and Sunday morning.
Dr Daniel Olukoya of Mountain of Fire and Miracles Ministries also made the list of a few of celebrated preachers in Nigeria whose mega-churches complied with the not-more-than-50-congregants per time directive to prevent community transmission of the novel coronavirus with cases reaching 27 in Nigeria as of the time of filing this report.
Olukoya’s church broadcast a previous sermon via its Social Media channels to its members worldwide.
The church, later in a video, showed an empty auditorium of its headquarters in Yaba area of Lagos, stressing that no ‘physical’ service was held at the auditorium on Sunday, adding that the church would not flout the directives of its host – the Lagos State Government.
The septuagenarian General Superintendent of the Deeper Christian Life Ministry, Pastor William Kumuyi also made the list.
It was confirmed that the church divided its branches which have more than 50 members to worship at different venues while branches with less than 50 members held services as usual but maintained high hygiene practices.
According to statistics from the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, as of Sunday morning, there are 27 cases of the virus in Nigeria, with 4 in Abuja, 19 in Lagos, 2 in Ogun and 1 in Ekiti and Oyo States.