The Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) has cancelled New Year crossover service in its churches nationwide.
The crossover service is perhaps the most attended church service across the country. On the 31st of December every year, Christains gather in churches so that they can cross over into the new year in the presence of God. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many churches are canceling the service.
The RCCG has now canceled the 2020/2021 cross over service after the Christian leadership in the country directed worship centres to respect governments’ directives on New Year crossover services.
The President of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Rev Samson Ayokunle, said CAN understand the unfortunate state the coronavirus pandemic has put everybody worldwide.
However, RCCG instructed members to connect with the virtual service of the church.
It stated further that the January Holy Ghost Service (the first of the year 2021) taking place on Friday, January 8, will be held virtually.
Members were advised to tune in to Dove television and other electronic media to link up with the General Overseer, Pastor Enoch Adeboye’s End of Year message and other aspects of the crossover programme.
Nigeria registered 749 new COVID-cases on Tuesday 29th December, 2020, almost twice the 397 announced on Monday.
Three deaths were also announced, two in Abuja and one in Kano, putting the national death toll at 1,267. Abuja has 101 death toll.
Amid warnings by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control that COVID-19 cases will shoot up in January, Nigeria’s Covid cases have never followed a normal trajectory.
This is because the daily figures are dependent on people coming out for tests or people falling ill and requesting for tests.