The Senior Pastor of the Commonwealth of Zion Assembly (COZA), Pastor Biodun Fatoyinbo has come under fire on social media for planning to hold Sunday service tomorrow amidst the coronavirus crisis.

Fatoyinbo, whose church is headquartered in Guzape Hills area of Abuja, said that two services would hold in the church auditorium on Sunday.

The Federal Ministry of Health confirmed Saturday that three patients had been diagnosed with coronavirus in Abuja.

This came as the Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) said it had restricted attendance at religious, social and other gatherings to 50 persons at a time.

COZA is known to hold hundreds of worshippers at any given service.

The controversial pastor took to Instagram to share details of the two services, adding that safety measures had been adopted to prevent the spread of the virus.

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But many Nigerians advised the pastor to shelve services, saying the measures might not prevent the spread of the disease.

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