Tags : Churches

CAN, Islamic Council Differ Over Cause Of COVID-19 Spike

Christian and Islamic leaders have disagreed over Government’s claim that reopening of religious centres has contributed to the spike in COVID-19 cases since the second wave hit the country last November. Chairman of the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 Control, MrBoss Mustapha, told Newsmen that reopening of Schools and businesses also caused the high […]

Oyo Government Permits Crossover Nights Under Strict COVID-19 Protocols

The Oyo State Governor, Engr Seyi Makinde, has approved the suspension of the 12 a.m. to 4 a.m. curfew earlier imposed on States by the Federal Government, saying that officials of the State’s Task Force on COVID-19 will ensure strict compliance to the guidelines and advisories during the Yuletide and after. He, therefore, directed that […]

CAN Urges States To Reopen All Worship Centres

President of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Rev. Samson Ayokunle, on Tuesday stated that continuous lockdown order on places of worship by some states was unacceptable and called on all state governments to reopen worship centres. Rev. Ayokunle made the call in a statement issued in Abuja by his Special Assistant, (Media and Communications), […]

Lockdown: Oyo Govt Reviews Curfew; Mosques, Churches To Operate At

The Oyo State COVID-19 Task Force has announced that it has relaxed the curfew imposed on the State; following the advent of the ravaging Coronavirus pandemic. The Task Force, which made the decision public on Monday, June 15, 2020, after a two-and-a-half-hour meeting presided by its Chairman, Governor Seyi Makinde, added that the curfew would […]

‘‘Churches, Mosques May Remain Shut In Lagos’’ – Commissioner

The Lagos State Commissioner for Home Affairs, Prince Anofiu Elegushi, has disclosed that religious centres may remain shut in the state. The Commissioner made this known while fielding questions from Journalists on Tuesday at a press briefing commemorating the first year in office of Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu held in Lagos. The Commissioner : “Even before […]

NCDC Asks Churches, Mosques, Others To Submit Guidelines For Reopening

The Director General of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu, has asked professional groups and faith-based organisations, including churches and mosques, to submit guidelines for reopening to the NCDC to review and advise. The NCDC DG stated this in Abuja at the press conference of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19. He […]