Following the disagreement between the government and some churches over this year’s cross-over service, the Senior Pastor of Daystar Christian Centre, Sam Adeyemi has advised his fellow clerics on the way out.
The government had directed churches to obey COVID-19 protocols and curfew during cross-over services.
But Adeyemi on his Twitter handle said that being at loggerheads with the government may not be necessary as Christians can cross over into the new year at any time.
According to him, the major thing is to crossover to 2021.
“If you say “Happy New Year” at 2pm on 31st December in Lagos, you won’t be wrong. You’ll only be joining people in Sydney Australia to say it at that time. In fact, you’ll be 10 hours ahead of others in Nigeria. Don’t stress over time to crossover. Just crossover. #HappyNewYear”, Adeyemi said in his Twitter message.
Recall that Christian leadership in Nigeria, CAN, had given an order to churches to adhere strictly to the government directives.
President of the Christian Association of Nigeria, Rev Samson Ayokunle, implored Christians to observe the COVID-19 protocols and guidelines issued by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, the federal and the state governments.