NewsOne Nigeria reports that the Federal Government has insisted that Churches, Mosques in the country will remain closed amid Coronavirus in Nigeria.
President Muhammadu Buhari led government reiterated its decision in a post on the micro-blogging site, Twitter on Tuesday, where it stressed that the updated guidelines for the ease of the COVID-19 lockdown were still in force.
In an advertorial by the Federal Ministry of Health shared on its Twitter handle on Tuesday, the Federal Government maintained that: “Schools, Churches, Mosques, Clubs, Bars and Gardens” are to remain closed.
The guidelines by the federal government were issued for Abuja, Ogun, Lagos and other states effective from May 18 to 31, with a mandatory curfew between 8 pm-6 am, it added that passenger flights and interstate travels (except essential services) remained prohibited.
However, various states in the country had last week, lifted the ban on religious gathering for Juma’at, Eid and Sunday services with Kano and Nasarawa states, among others observing services but the Federal Ministry of Health urged everyone to take responsibility and “abide by the restrictive guidelines.”
The tweet by the Federal Ministry of Health added that: “These are updated guidelines for the ease of the lockdown, which has been shared by @NigeriaGov
“Let us please #TakeResponsibility read the information and abide by the restrictive guidelines.
“Together, we will all work together to end #COVID19inNigeria,” the Federal Government noted on the reopening of Churches and Mosques amid Coronavirus in Nigeria.
These are updated guidelines for the ease of the lockdown, which has been shared by @NigeriaGov
Let us please #TakeResponsibility read the information and abide by the restrictive guidelines.
— Federal Ministry of Health, NIGERIA (@Fmohnigeria) May 26, 2020