COVID-19: Kogi lifts ban on religious congregations

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Religious leaders and their followers in kogi state can now congregate, following the lifting of ban on such faith-based activities by Governor, Alhaji Yahaya Bello.

The Commissioner for Information and Communication, Mr Kingsley Fanwo, who disclosed in a statement on Thursday in Lokoja, said the lifting took immediate effect.

According to Fanwo, the measure is to allow religious bodies have their normal worship and services.

He quoted the governor as urging all religious leaders to put in place preventive and precautionary measures in their various worship centres, to contain the outbreak and spread of coronavirus in the state.

Bello further enjoined the clerics to continue to pray for the end of the pandemic so that the world could return to normal life and activities.

”Following the directive of His Excellency, Alhaji Yahaya Bello, the Executive Governor of Kogi State, the ban on religious congregations is hereby lifted with immediate effect to allow religious bodies have their normal worship and services.

”We urge religious leaders to put in place the following preventive measures:

1. Sanitizers should be provided for all worshippers at the entrance of churches and Mosques.

2. Sitting arrangements in Mosques and Churches should be done to ensure social distancing.

3. We also urge Churches and Mosques to make their services as brief as possible in order not to keep a large crowd of worshipers within an enclosed confinement for a long period.

”The COVID-19 Squadron Committee also urges religious leaders to continue to pray for the end of the pandemic so that the world can return to normal life and activities,” Fanwo.

Duaglobalnews reports that Fanwo is also a member of the Kogi COVID-19 Squadron Committee.

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