The General Overseer of the Household of God Church, Oregun, Lagos, Pastor Chris Okotie is in disagreement of the use of face masks in the church by members, noting that service will not resume on Sunday, August 9, 2020.
According to him, wearing any type of face mask or face shield to the church is a way of denying the finished work of Christ. He said;
“When a man is standing before God in church wearing a shield or mask, he is denying the finished work of the cross,”
Okotie also mentioned that the reason why he decided to speak out on the issue is because the face mask is now graduating into a face shield, which is a veil.
This is coming after the Lagos state governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, had announced last week that all religious centers in the state can reopen for worship beginning from August 7, if they can adhere strictly to the COVID-19 protocols which includes wearing of face masks during service.
Source; Tale Tela