Worship centres in Lagos State, Nigeria’s commercial hub centre, will not be reopening anytime soon, the state governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu has said.

Announcing the suspension of the reopening of places of worship at a press briefing Tuesday, the governor hinged the decision on the rising cases of COVID-19 in the state.

Lagos, with the highest COVID-19 burden in Nigeria, has 7,319 confirmed cases, 6,100 are currently on admission, 1,137 have been discharged, while 82 have died.

The governor said: “I want to inform you that we will not be proceeding with the reopening of places of worship as been said earlier for the 19th and the 21st. We will be suspending it until further notice.

“We’ve critically had to have a thorough, thorough review of where we are as a state and our condition. Our review indicate that we needed to suspend that attempt of reopening.”