Lagos State Govt shuts down Lord’s Chosen Church Headquarters

The Headquarters of popular Lagos church Lord's Chosen and Charismatic Revival
Church, founded by Pastor Lazarus Muoka, has been sealed off by the Lagos State
Government for allegedly defacing and constituting environmental nuisance to its
The church, located in Ijesha on Oshodi-Apapa Expressway in Lagos, was shut
down on Sunday Oct. 6th by officials of the Ministry of the Environment and
prevented thousands of worshipers from having their Sunday service that morning.
The Commissioner for the Environment, Mr. Tunji Bello, explained why the Church
was shut down
"The Church does not have proper sanitary system and they discharge their
wastes into the canal. Most of their members trade on the expressway and we
don't want that"he said
The commissioner also said the church had a habit of burning its refuse inside the
church, an action that is against the environmental and sanitation law of the state.
He said the church will be re-opened only after it builds new toilets, build a sewage
septic tank for the treatment of waste water, remove all illegal attachments built
on drainage channels, keep the environment clean and ensure that none of its
members trade on the expressway.