The Nasarawa State Government has lifted the ban on religious gatherings in the State for 2 weeks. 

The State Government has also relaxed the lockdown order given by the State Government 3 months ago. 

The State Commissioner for Information, Tourism and Culture, Comrade Dogo Shammah, announced this while briefing journalists on the update of the pandemic at the end of the security and stakeholders meeting in Government House, Lafia. 

The Commissioner, however, gave conditions for the re-opening of worship centres in the State. 

Shammah mandated the religious leaders to ensure strict compliance to regulations to enable the re-opening of the worship centres to sustain its activities within the two weeks. 

The worship centres are to ensure social distancing, compulsory use of face masks and frequent washing of hands with sanitizers by all worshippers. 

Recall that Governor Abdullahi Sule had banned religious gathering since March 2nd, as part of measures to curtail the spread of the novel coronavirus.

The Commissioner revealed that the ban was lifted for only two weeks for now with certain conditions that religious leaders would have to observe. 

According to the Commissioner, “After the expiration of the two weeks, the government would review the situation to see the level of compliance with the conditions to ensure that members abide with preventive measures.’’ 

He disclosed that the Government would provide hand sanitizers and thermometer to religious leaders for use in churches and mosques also adding that Government has lifted the ban on tricycles across the State.


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