Breaking News: If you are in these Four States, definitely, you can resume back to Church and mosque.

FG fumes as 4 Governors reopen Churches and Mosques.

As the Confirmed Cases of the deadly Corona (COVID-19) surpassed 5000 in Nigeria, on May 14, 2020, it was reported that 4 Governors from the Northern part of Nigeria, had eased the lockdown of their respective States, permitting the religious activities with immediate effect.
The Governors of the following States; Borno, Gombe, Adamawa and Zamfara, on Thursday 14 of May, 2020 reopened Churches and Mosques in their various States, much to the annoyance of the Federal Government, because it against the laid down protocols of COVID-19 pandemic, which is aimed at curbing the spread of the virus.
The Federal government believes that, the situation of the virus spread in the country, which I presumed to be at "Community transmission level", does not permit lowering the guard in any form.
The Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 control had resolved to engage with the Governors.

Addressing the issue, the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, said, "We are always working together with the Nigerian Governors Forum (NGF). We believe that the Governors won't do anything that will put in jeopardy, all that we have achieved in the last few weeks of lockdown. So, I think it is better that we continue the engagement, and I'm sure that the Chairman of the Task Force who is constantly in touch with the government, will take up this matter, and we hope that he will able to give a feedback."

The Governor of Gombe state
Gombe State Governor, Muhammadu Yahaya, said, places of worship should reopen, if residents would strictly adhere to the laid down rules of using face masks, maintaining social and physical distance, washing of hands regularly, and the use of hand sanitizer.
Muhammadu, the governor of Gombe, urged the members of aid group in mosques, and boys brigade in churches, to ensure that members comply with the above listed safety discussions. He added that, flouting the safety precautions measures would tempt him to reverse his decision to ease the lockdown.

The Governor of Adamawa state
The Adamawa state government lifted the ban on religious activities in the States thought the Press Secretary to Governor, Mr. Humwashi Wonosikuo, in a statement which read, "Governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri has eased the restriction on worship places and social gathering earlier imposed on the state, following the outbreak of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Churches, Mosques and the international cattle markets under lockdown can now reopen."

On the part of Borno, the Deputy Governor, who is also the COVID-19 Response Committee Chairman in the state, disclosed in a statement on Wednesday, that the state governor has lifted that ban on religious activities with immediate effect.
According to him, "All churches shall conduct church services as recommended by the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Borno Chapter in strict adherence with social distancing and the use of face masks.
"The ban on the sales and consumption of liquor and other intoxicating substances are still in force. Defaulters will be dealt with severely in accordance with the liquor law", he said.

The Governor or Zamfara state.
The governor of Zamfara state, Bello Matawalle, in a radio broadcast, said, "I want to commend the people of the state for supporting government in our effort to frustrate the spread of coronavirus in our dear state, by complying with the locks order.
"In the light of this, therefore, we are suspending restriction of congregational prayers in Mosques and Churches, while appealing to people not to converge in large number at the same time," he said.
He however urged the people to follow the laid down precautions on how to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus(COVID-19).
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