Pastor Sam Adeyemi of Daystar Christian Centre has advised people not to get themselves stressed up following the restrictions placed on cross-over services in worship centres in some states in Nigeria.

Several states have placed a curfew which runs at midnight which is just about the same time churches usually hold cross-over services every December 31.

In Lagos State, the curfew runs from 12am to 4am, which is part of measures to curb the spread of COVID-19 in the state.

On its own part, the Cross River State Government advised worship centres to schedule their services within the permitted time because the curfew it declared between 10pm to 6am is still in place.

The directives issued by states will prevent worship centres from holding their cross-over services up to 12am which is usually when worshippers say Happy New Year to each other.

In an apparent reaction on Twitter, Adeyemi said, “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.”